from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The worship or adoration of the sun as the symbol of the deity, as the most glorious object in nature, or as the source of light and neat; heliolatry. See fire-worship.

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  • noun the worship of the sun


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  • (I see them less as a shameful display of careless sun-worship and more of a comparative tool to see how brown I really am.)

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  • “Why must you perform this barbaric sun-worship nonsense?” he said, pacing.

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  • This early and very general prevalence of the sentiment of sun-worship is worthy of especial attention on account of the influence that it exercised over the spurious Freemasonry of antiquity, of which I am soon to speak, and which is still felt, although modified and Christianized in our modern system.

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  • These were used for astronomical observations and for sun-worship.

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  • Perfectly to understand this symbol, I must refer, as a preliminary matter, to the worship of the _Phallus_, a peculiar modification of sun-worship, which prevailed to a great extent among the nations of antiquity.

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  • And so, then, here again we have in Masonry that old and often-repeated allusion to sun-worship, which has already been seen in the officers of a lodge, and in the point within a circle.

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  • They appear to be connected with Semitic sun-worship, and are assigned by Bent to the same period as the temple at Baalbek, though some antiquarians would place them much earlier; the representation of a castle in a single stone seems to bear some relation to the idea worked out in the monolith churches of Lalibela described by Raffray.

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  • In the great Toltec empire of Mexico the sun-worship of their forefathers was still the national religion, while the bloodless offerings to their beneficent Deity, Quetzalcoatl, consisted merely of flowers and fruit.

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  • This arc is found with peculiar appropriateness upon a gold coin, since it is a symbol of the old sun-worship, or of Apollo, under whose auspices gold coins were originally issued.

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  • But Sabianism, while it was the most ancient of the religious corruptions, was, I have said, also the most generally diffused; and hence, even among nations which afterwards adopted the polytheistic creed of deified men and factitious gods, this ancient sun-worship is seen to be continually exerting its influences.

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