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pol·y·the·ism

 (pŏl′ē-thē-ĭz′əm, pŏl′ē-thē′ĭz-əm)
n.
The worship of or belief in more than one god.

[French polythéisme, from Greek polutheos, polytheistic : polu-, poly- + theos, god; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

pol′y·the′ist n.
pol′y·the·is′tic adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.polytheistic - worshipping or believing in more than one god
monotheistic - believing that there is only one god
Translations

polytheistic

[ˌpɒlɪθiːˈɪstɪk] ADJpoliteísta

polytheistic

polytheistic

[ˌpɒlɪθiːˈɪstɪk] adjpoliteistico/a
References in classic literature ?
Subordinate deities of the polytheistic faith, such as devils and angels, are not dowered with the power of combination, and must urge individually their clames to adoration and propitiation.
Similar has been the attitude of polytheistic religions like Hinduism where even today caste system exists where children of Dalit parents are inflicted with lifelong abuse and racial discrimination.
Similar has been the attitude of polytheistic religions like Hinduism where even today caste system exists and the accident of birth to Dalit parents condemns their children to lifelong abuse and racial discrimination.
With its idealism and ethical imperatives, the revelation at Sinai "tore up the human psyche by its ancient roots," depriving its inheritors of not just the material God and the image, but also "natural consciousness," and "instinctual polytheistic needs." Jews, the original Puritans, rejected the satisfaction of both the body and the image, for the purity and ascetic life dictated by the divine Word.
The tribal and polytheistic religions in the ancient world remained relevant because they enabled human beings to make sense of their lives and the world.
When Jesus's anticipated return did not materialize, elite Christians integrated Christian beliefs with traditional philosophy and created hierarchical structures to ensure institutional persistence, while ordinary Christians found ways to interact with divine beings in ways that resembled their old polytheistic habits, but within the new Christian paradigm, especially the cult of the dead (Chapter 11).
The Kalash community practises an ancient polytheistic religion and speaks Dardic.
While many consider Maya to be polytheistic, Maria Feliciana says there is one God, the Holy One who holds us all.
For someone that once held the position of Minister of Defence in a multicultural and polytheistic nation like Nigeria, Danjuma knows that his call is for anarchy.
Fetishism is a key concept of modernity, he says, but acquired a negative connotation from Africa where Europeans applied it to incomprehensible religious practices such as the adoration of stone or wooden objects that stamped savage practices as polytheistic and pagan.