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Term: polytheism


Polytheism: The belief that there are many deities. Often, the deities are limited to certain areas. Thus, there would be a deity of love, a deity of war, a deity of home, a deity of healing, etc. According to some polytheists, there is one ultimate divinity of which the many deities are manifestations. This is sometimes explained by describing a giant, polished diamond with many facets. It is so big you can only see one or a few facets at a time, while the entire diamond is too large to comprehend.


Egyptian Magic
Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex and beautiful balance of monotheism and polytheism, along with a good dose of pure magic. For the Egyptians there was no such thing as a separation between magic and religion. One ancient writer, Clement of ...
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Celtic Religion
Druidism can be used synonymously with the phrases Celtic religion and Celtic magic. In order to enter into this magico-religious system, a familiarity with mythology is necessary. Celtic mythology is best represented in the Irish Book of Invasions ...
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