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A minor god.
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(Theology) a little god
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(ˈgɒd lɪŋ)

a minor or local god.
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References in classic literature ?
The Jeddak of Ptarth nodded his assent, but the ugly scowl that he bent upon Matai Shang harbored ill for that pasty-faced godling.
He is the godling of the village." Then they threw many flowers at me, and by happy thought one led a goat across the road."
At the appointed time was born, not that third in their party to whom Sophie meant to be so kind, but a godling; in beauty, it was manifest, excelling Eros, as in wisdom Confucius; an enhancer of delights, a renewer of companionships and an interpreter of Destiny.
"Do you think it's that then?" He looked toward the cot by the fire where the godling snorted.
He showed nothing of his mind when Father Victor, for three long mornings, discoursed to him of an entirely new set of Gods and Godlings - notably of a Goddess called Mary, who, he gathered, was one with Bibi Miriam of Mahbub Ali's theology.
Men prefer George Orwell's 1984, Lord of the Flies by William Godling, and The Da Vinci Code.
Look who's here!--the useless godling who's flown all
gravel into godling cupidons; imagining, too, the man who catches them--
It was written as part of Radio 1 star Zane Lowe's project to put together a new soundtrack to the Ryan Godling movie Drive.
The gorgeous, rebellious Prince Beau loves strong-willed healer Agnatha, and with the help of an all-powerful godling, the two may find the happiness each deserves.
Let's hope that this gem of a show and its fine catalogue (with contributions from Andrew Lambirth, Veronica Godling and Keith Ball) galvanise Tate into staging a long-overdue retrospective, that Vaughan deserves.
His identification of the primary actors in Congress (Ford, Godling, Pell, Kennedy, Kassabaum, and their staffs), the associations (especially ACE, NASFAAA, NCHELP, and CCA), and the administration (ED and the White House) and explanation of the consequences of their strong personal relationships are especially illuminating.