deities of the polytheistic
faith, such as devils and angels, are not
They encouraged Akhenaten to raise the status of a minor deity called the "sun-disk", or Aten, into a supreme god - abandoning the ancient Egyptian polytheistic
traditions to start what is thought to be the earliest recorded monotheistic religion.
account of the flood, found in the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh, relates that the gods decided to destroy humanity because humans made too much noise, and kept the gods from sleeping.
Thus, they did not encourage people to abandon the polytheistic
practices of their Roman background.
For example, one of the brochures, "The Idol of Democracy," implicitly referred to engagement in democracy as a polytheistic
knew about or were practitioners of polytheistic
Mythology" is not the stories of ancient polytheistic
peoples to be studied in literature classes, nor is it a compendium of fantasies or untruths, but something deeper that operates throughout all facets of culture.
They start out with polytheistic
religions like the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks, then decide that a single god will do.
He regularly rubbed shoulders with polytheistic
and superstitious Romans, with philosophical and sophisticated Greeks, with party-hearty pagans and many others.
Disusun Berdasarkan Buku Pelajaran Agama Hindu Kaharingan untuk Tingkat SMTP kelas I-III [From a Polytheistic
to a Monotheistic Religion (a religion of the one and only God).
Isaiah's vision of God as one who "sits upon the circle of the earth" and for whom "the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers," had faded away; popular Christianity was essentially polytheistic
and therefore idolatrous.
Most notably, Hinduism--with about a billion worshippers--is strongly polytheistic
(even though in one of its more complex philosophical versions it is monistic, that is operating on the idea that "all things are one thing").