Definition of Serpent-worship

1. Noun. The worship of snakes.

Exact synonyms: Ophiolatry
Generic synonyms: Animal-worship, Zoolatry



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serpent-worship

serous otitis
serous pericardium
serous pleurisy
serous retinitis
serous synovitis
serous tunic
serovaccination
serovar
serovars
serow
serows
serozyme
serpens
serpent
serpent-tongued
serpent-worship (current term)
serpent fern
serpent star
serpent ulcer of cornea
serpentaria
serpentarius
serpented
serpentiform
serpentigenous
serpentiginous
serpentine
serpentine aneurysm
serpentinely
serpentines
serpenting

Literary usage of Serpent-worship

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"It must not be concluded from the foregoing, however, that serpent-worship is or ever has been a rare phenomenon. It is both a priori probable that ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"In Homer, there are indeed legendary traces of serpent-worship not Achaian, but the creature comes no nearer to the sphere of religion, than by appearing as ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1873)
"LSD WAKE, MAI After referring to various facts showing the existence of serpent-worship in many different parte of the world, the paper proceeded to ..."

4. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Serpent- worship in Hinduism. Phallic emblems in Hinduism. the two ancient Aryan ... The historian of Tree and Serpent worship goes so far as to say that ..."

5. Isis Unveiled: A Master-key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1891)
"We have experienced no little surprise to find upon reading the latest European treatises upon serpent-worship, that the writers confess that the public is ..."

6. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"... directly, or as incarnations or representatives of Deities; Totem-Worship; Serpent-Worship—Species-Deities; their relation to Archetypal Ideas. ..."

7. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1874)
"Worship : Animals worshipped, directly, or as incarnations or representatives of Deities ; Totem.Worship; Serpent.Worship— ..."

8. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1911)
"It must not be concluded from the foregoing, however, that serpent-worship is or ever has been a rare phenomenon. It is both a priori probable that ..."

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