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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Animals, Worship of

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A corruption of religion wherein an animal which apparently had been a mere symbol or emblem of an attribute, virtue, or quality, is considered either as the bearer of a tribe's tutelary spirit, as among the American Indians, and as such is the object of various degrees of worship; or, as in ancient Egypt's decaying religious life, is identified with the god whose characteristic it represents, and shares with him in Divine honors.

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Entry for 'Animals, Worship of'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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