Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mythology, a deity that presides over the waters, or over some particular body, stream, or fountain of water.

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Examples

  • Anon, when I gave birth to thee, because I felt shame of my sisters and my maiden years, I sent thee to the swirling stream of thy sire, the water-god; and Strymon did not entrust thy nurture to mortal hands, but to the fountain nymphs.

    Rhesus

  • Kaluna came up just after we had crossed, undressed, made his clothes into a bundle, and got over amphibiously, leaping, swimming, and diving, looking like a water-god, with the horse and mule after him.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • I began to be afraid that the miller must have failed in his stratagem against the water-god, and that, as I had read in

    Erema

  • Perhaps that is why I want to go to England by water as if you were a water-god and could favour me.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • I mounted on the broken water-god of a dry bath and leaped

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • O thou of fierce rays, this our (human) body dependeth on Varuna (the water-god)!

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Adi Parva

  • He went back to the house and told the family that the water-god was angry and had washed away all that he had hoped to have for the coming year.

    Philippine Folk-Tales

  • And the family lived on in peace and happiness, as they had done before the water-god became angry with them.

    Philippine Folk-Tales

  • Then Kuehleborn derides her and the attendants are about to seize him, in order to turn him out-of-doors, when the statue of the water-god breaks into fragments, while Kuehleborn stands in its place, the waters pouring down upon him.

    The Standard Operaglass Detailed Plots of One Hundred and Fifty-one Celebrated Operas

  • And if the moon is supposed to affect his tides, that body becomes his water-god.

    Moon Lore

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