Polytheism



[pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m, pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m] /ˈpɒl i θiˌɪz əm, ˌpɒl iˈθi ɪz əm/

noun
1.
the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.
/ˈpɒlɪθiːˌɪzəm; ˌpɒlɪˈθiːɪzəm/
noun
1.
the worship of or belief in more than one god
n.

1610s, from French polythéisme (16c.), formed from Greek polytheia “polytheism,” polytheos “of many gods,” from polys “many” (see poly-) + theos “god” (see Thea).

The belief in more than one god. The ancient Greeks, for example, were polytheists; their gods included Apollo, Athena, Dionysus, and Zeus. (Compare monotheism.)

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