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

the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.
[pol-ee-thee-is-tik] /ˌpɒl i θiˈɪs tɪk/
pertaining to, characterized by, or adhering to , the doctrine that there is more than one god or many gods:
Science thrived in the polytheistic culture of ancient Greece.
/ˈpɒlɪθiːˌɪzəm; ˌpɒlɪˈθiːɪzəm/
the worship of or belief in more than one god

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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