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1. Pantheon A circular temple in Rome, completed around ad 125 and dedicated to all the gods.
2. A temple dedicated to all gods.
3. All the gods of a people considered as a group: Jupiter is head of the Roman pantheon.
4. A public building commemorating and dedicated to the heroes of a nation.
5. A group of persons most highly regarded for contributions to a field or endeavor: the pantheon of modern physics.
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (esp in ancient Greece or Rome) a temple to all the gods
2. (Theology) all the gods collectively of a religion
3. a monument or building commemorating a nation's dead heroes
[C14: via Latin from Greek Pantheion, from pan- + -theios divine, from theos god]
(Placename) a circular temple in Rome dedicated to all the gods, built by Agrippa in 27 bc, rebuilt by Hadrian 120–24 ad, and used since 609 ad as a Christian church
pan•the•on(ˈpæn θiˌɒn, -ən or, esp. Brit., pænˈθi ən)
1. a public building containing tombs or memorials of the illustrious dead of a nation.
2. the realm of the heroes or idols of any group, movement, etc.: a place in the pantheon of American literature.
3. a temple dedicated to all the gods.
4. the gods of a particular mythology considered collectively.
5. (cap.) a domed circular temple in Rome, completed a.d. 120–124 by Hadrian, used as a church since a.d. 609.
[1375–1425; late Middle English panteon < Latin Panthēon < Greek Pántheion, n. use of neuter of pántheios of all gods]
Pantheonthe assemblage of all the gods; the deities of a people, collectively.
Examples: pantheon of gods; of all religions, 1639.
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|Noun||1.||pantheon - all the gods of a religion|
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
|2.||pantheon - a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes|
|3.||pantheon - (antiquity) a temple to all the gods|
temple - place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe