Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A serpent-deity; a snake-god.

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Examples

  • Low fantasy stories are not concerned with historical or theological accuracy: if you want to have your hero rescue his space-princess from an opulent cult of serpent-god worshipping warlocks from Stygia, it is better to have them practice human sacrifice than ascetic meditation as their primary form of worship, in so far as fighting a giant snake makes better drama than cutting down a bunch of meditating greybeards in saffron robes.

    MIND MELD: Gods by the Bushel

  • Izamal was already angry with the people of Chichen for sacrificing its young people to their serpent-god.

    The Books Of Chilam Balam and the Trojan War Of Yucatan

  • He came to a small temple of Odava, the serpent-god, with the traditional rounded doors and windows of the sect.

    Ship Of Magic

  • The accursed serpent-god Set is truly evil, and is but one of many ancient powers of dark malice that slither and crawl in the bowels of the earth.

    Conan The Hunter

  • To achieve this goal, Skauraul struck a bargain with the venerable serpent-god, Set.

    Conan The Hunter

  • Oh Set! 'he lifted his hands and invoked the serpent-god to even Strabonus' horror, ` grant us victory and I swear I will offer up to thee five hundred virgins of Shamar, writhing in their blood! '

    The Conan Chronicles

  • "Do not blind yourself, Ludya; there is something far greater than little Lar at work here-something as ancient and evil as the serpent-god himself!"

    Conan The Warlord

  • The black folk worshiped Jullah in opposition to Set, the serpent-god of their rulers and of their Stygian ancestors.

    Conan of Cimmeria

  • The rattlesnake was worshipped in the Natchez temple of the sun; and the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl was a serpent-god.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • [Footnote 1: A god of the Eastern Delta and a local form of the Sun-god early in the day.] [Footnote 2: The primeval god, a form of Pautti, the oldest Egyptian god.] [Footnote 3: She was called "Serqet."] [Footnote 4: A green-eyed serpent-god, or goddess, equipped with great power to destroy.]

    The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

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