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Polytheism was the typical form of religion during the Bronze Age and Iron Age.
  belief in multiple Gods
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polytheism polytheist polytheistic
Strongly Associated with:   monotheism
Standard prefix:  "poly" typically means "many" or "more than one".
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  • Polytheism was the typical form of religion during the Bronze Age and Iron Age.
  • Hinduism has also been viewed as polytheistic...
    Hinduism - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • This is called polytheism.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The horse stood still till he had finished the hymn, which Jude repeated under the sway of a polytheistic fancy that he would never have thought of humouring in broad daylight.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure

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  • Hence the personality or personalities of God—whether represented in trinitarian, dualistic, or unitarian terms, in polytheistic, monotheistic, or henotheistic terms, pictorially or verbally, as documented fact or as apocalyptic vision—no one should attempt to read or interpret as the final thing.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • …supplanter of religion, his insistence on courage as the virtue of virtues, his estimate of the career of the conventionally respectable and sensible Worldly Wiseman as no better at bottom than the life and death of Mr Badman: all this, expressed by Bunyan in the terms of a tinker’s theology, is what Nietzsche has expressed in terms of post-Darwinian, post-Schopenhaurian philosophy; Wagner in terms of polytheistic mythology; and Ibsen in terms of mid-XIX century Parisian dramaturgy.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • In polytheistic religions, humankind is often created by accident, and the gods are primarily concerned with their relations with other gods, not with people.
    Judaism - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • The Hebrews are a group of the Canaanite peoples who prior to the development of monotheism practiced a polytheistic religion.
    Monotheism - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • The idea of God as a duality or trinity is heretical for Jews; it is considered akin to polytheism.
    Judaism - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • Some Christian denominations, such as the Roman Catholic Church practice Veneration of Saints, which critics claim is a form of polytheism.
    Monotheism - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
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Associated words [difficulty]:   polytheism [9] , monotheism [8] , monogamy [7] , polygamy [7] , monotheism [8] , atheist [2] , John the Baptist [5] , agnostic [5] , invocation [5] , apostasy [7] , apostate [7] , ecumenical [7] , monotheism [8]
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