American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Worship of the sun.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The worship of the sun. See sun-worship.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Sun worship. See sabianism.
- n. the worship of the sun
- helio- + -latry (Wiktionary)
“Too many of them apply to it facile generalizations, such as "heliolatry," "animism,”
“But she misspelled "heliolatry" in Round 22, and Kyle correctly spelled "dirigible" and then "nectarivorous," for good measure.”
“Widespread over the earth has been, and still is, the worship of the sun; some mythologists, indeed, would go too far and explain almost every feature of savage and barbarous religion as a sun-myth or as smacking of heliolatry.”
“Indic worship of the sun, India took no new religion from Persia; but it is very possible that her own antique and preserved heliolatry was aided, and acquired new strength from more modern contact with the sun-worshippers of the West.”
“The heliolatry organized principally for political ends by the Incas of Peru, stands alone in the religions of the red race.”
“-- The vague deism of Constantine strove to reconcile the opposition of heliolatry and Christianity (Burckhardt, _Die”
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