from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as nature-deity.


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  • Those who think he was the nature-god of the Nahuas find a great deal of significance in the name.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • It was one of those scholarly, ponderous and yet helplessly straightforward jokes of the late Renaissance; a joke to which Monsignor Perrelli does not allude, both for reasons of local patriotism and of general decorum; some vulgar dictum, in short, connected with the name of the patron saint of Nepenthe who, he urged, was simply a local nature-god, christianized.

    South Wind

  • As a nature-god of the Heaven he marries the Earth.

    The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological

  • a nature-god -- as such standing for the thunder-storm, clouds of summer -- then, as the winds "sweep the path for the rain-clouds," he would be considered their god.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races


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