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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a god of fertility and vegetation
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
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And then the wheel would reappear, and Wolf Larsen's broad shoulders, his hands gripping the spokes and holding the schooner to the course of his will, himself an earth-god, dominating the storm, flinging its descending waters from him and riding it to his own ends.
Chamberlayne translates it as 'the earth-god' (1966:167), the local gods (1966:166), 'the local earth gods' (1966:164) and 'the god of the soil' (1966:167) to indicate the same deity....
The roundness of the female body, the association of women with earth-gods' (round) sacred buildings, the (round) home, and nature's cycles came to be contrasted to the male body's straight lines, rectangular architecture, technology, production, and culture.