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serpent-worship

Definitions

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  • noun the worship of snakes

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This may arise from the remnants of serpent-worship floating in their minds, as, in addition to this horror of eating such animals, they sometimes render a sort of obeisance to living serpents by clapping their hands to them, and refusing to destroy the reptiles; but in the case of the hog they are conscious of no superstitious feeling.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Men say our cult is a survival of the ancient Stygian serpent-worship.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • Men say our cult is a survival of the ancient Stygian serpent-worship.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • Men say our cult is a survival of the ancient Stygian serpent-worship.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Men say our cult is a survival of the ancient Stygian serpent-worship.

    The Hour Of The Dragon

  • Men say our cult is a survival of the ancient Stygian serpent-worship.

    The Hour of the Dragon

  • And now to remove the boils from their children they resolved to comply with the fortune-teller's directions, and go through a grand performance of serpent-worship.

    Old Daniel

  • Or was it the commemoration of some battle in olden times, or the record of astronomical or geometrical discoveries, or a temple once devoted to serpent-worship, or what?

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • He told my parents that the boils had come in consequence of their neglect of serpent-worship, and that the children would be cured if my parents would again worship snakes.

    Old Daniel

  • Even in the nineteenth century, idolatrous superstitions, fetishism, serpent-worship, and the cult of various jinns, Jewish practices, rest on the Sabbath, and the custom of vowing children to the keeping of certain religious observances till the age of puberty are still active almost everywhere.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

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