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pantheon

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Definition a list of the most important of something — such as great writers

More rarely, pantheon can refer to a list of all the gods of a religion. It can also refer to a building dedicated to those gods, or to a nation's heroes.

As a proper noun, Pantheon typically refers to an ancient Roman temple dedicated to all the Roman gods.
  • She has earned a spot in the pantheon of great 20th century authors.
  • the pantheon of baseball greats
  • the pantheon of American business giants
  • in the pantheon of lost causes
  • The gods and the goddesses in my book are not those of the Greek or any other Pantheon.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • The room reminded her of the Pantheon in Rome, except this place had been decorated in Hades Modern.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • It was just that Mike, brilliant, mercurial, irreverent Mike, was a little older and a little higher in the Shipboard pantheon than young Merin Aspic.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The American tourists were still milling around the Pantheon.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Hale's place in the pantheon of American heroes, as the martyr spy of the Revolution, was not to come until years later.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The architecture was coarse and simple, more reminiscent of Rome's rugged Castel Sant'Angelo than the refined Pantheon.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And she added, in a softer key, that it must be delightful to think of those who love us among the ruins of the Pantheon.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • It is the Monument to the People's Heroes, Mao first in the pantheon.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • And over everything there is always Zwingli—I am continually confronted with a pantheon of heroes.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • How will the demi-gods in your Pantheon—I mean those legendary persons you call saints—intercede for you after this?
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Believe it or not, Raphael's buried in the Pantheon.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The white-skinned, fair-haired savages who created that terrible pantheon were of the same fibre as he.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • A pantheon has room for many, Sam.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • With the latest news of the casting of I'll Take a Sailor and the shooting of Wives for Sale, came stories about the Parthenon and the Pantheon.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The culminating point of this sweep of walls was the Papal gate, that is to say, near the present site of the Pantheon.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • By choice Marko became individual in his thinking, and so unknowingly committed the gravest sin in the Communist pantheon.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October

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