Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of hierodule.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He grinned skittishly, as if he had just recalled that hierodules dedicated to the Merciless One cast no judgment and made no comment.

    Spirit Gate

  • He had a friendly grin, yet there was a quality in his face that made a few of the hierodules shudder and others gasp and feel suddenly like succumbing to tears.

    Spirit Gate

  • The hierodules and kalos shrieked and fell back under the cover of the veranda.

    Spirit Gate

  • The thought of any man chaining one of the Merciless One's hierodules made her stomach churn, but her heart's courage stiffened with anger.

    Spirit Gate

  • Folk stumbled sleepily from their beds, rubbing their eyes, cursing under their breath, whispering questions to the other hierodules and kalos as they emerged in ones and twos onto the verandas.

    Spirit Gate

  • Among the hierodules and kalos, many began to weep softly.

    Spirit Gate

  • Half of the hierodules had turned their back on the Devourer and given their allegiance to him.

    Spirit Gate

  • Obviously, with their holy quarters set in such a remote location, these were not hierodules who served the goddess by trafficking with passersby.

    Spirit Gate

  • Most who dedicated their service to the Devourer served as hierodules for less than a year before returning to life beyond the bounds of the temple; the Merciless One was a cruel and exacting taskmaster.

    Spirit Gate

  • If the Merciless One had abandoned the temple, then her hierodules and kalos would have removed the bells and banners before departing.

    Spirit Gate

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.