from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The spirit or deity supposed in some systems of religion to be the animating principle of fire; fire personified.


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  • In a private chamber the demon confessed his desire: he loved a lovely, flowing, brilliantly hued fire-spirit.


  • (_Völuspa_), further evidence of his identity as a fire-spirit.

    The Edda, Volume 1 The Divine Mythology of the North, Popular Studies in Mythology, Romance, and Folklore, No. 12

  • In contrast to the complacent Myra he saw her as swift and air-borne and radiant, a fire-spirit tenderly stooping to the hearth, and however pitifully he brooded on his wife, he longed to be with Tanis.


  • The man had not joined the revels of the other _voyageurs_ but sat on his feet, oriental style, gazing as intently at the flames as if spellbound by some fire-spirit.

    Lords of the North

  • August; the Consualia on 21st and Opiconsiva on 25th both seem to suggest the operation of storing up (_condere_) the grain, and between them we find the Volcanalia, of which the object was perhaps to propitiate the fire-spirit at a time when the heat of the sun might be dangerous to the freshly-gathered crops.

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus

  • The sword you get is rusty, though; so your fire-spirit tutorial guide tells you how to extract the "ill" code from it to remake it stronger.

  • Here the fire-spirit displayed to me in purple colouring the booth of a chestnut seller in which a couple of serjeants, their belts slung over the backs of chairs, were playing cards, never dreaming that a magician’s wand was making them emerge from the night, like a transparency on the stage, and presenting them in their true lineaments at that very moment to the eyes of an arrested passerby whom they could not see.

    The Guermantes Way

  • "I think I may confess," he continued, "even although I should make you a little indignant, Jane -- and I have seen what a fire-spirit you can be when you are indignant.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.


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