Definition of Psychopomp

1. Noun. A conductor of souls to the afterworld. "Hermes was their psychopomp"




Definition of Psychopomp

1. n. A leader or guide of souls .

Definition of Psychopomp

1. Noun. One who assists the souls of the dead to the afterlife. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psychopomp

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psychophony
psychophylaxis
psychophysical
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psychophysics
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psychophysiologically
psychophysiologist
psychophysiologists
psychophysiology
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psychopolitics
psychopomp (current term)
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Literary usage of Psychopomp

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1. Orpheus by George Robert Stow Mead (1896)
"Fabric., p. 350 ; but see my Plotinus, pp. 32 sy.). THE psychopomp. The presiding deity of rebirth was Hermes, the psychopomp, or leader of souls. ..."

2. The Theosophical Review by Theosophical Publishing Society (London, England) (1896)
"The presiding deity of rebirth was Hermes, the psychopomp, or leader of souls. Thus Proclus (Comment, on First Alcibiades) writes : " Hermes governs the ..."

3. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"To the Greek of today the Archangel Michael is as Hermes to the pre-Christian Greek, being the psychopomp, the divine escort of souls to the afterworld, ..."

4. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1879)
"... of children is often intrusted to them, and the appearance of mice prognosticated of old the appearance of the preternatural rat-catcher and psychopomp. ..."

5. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1879)
"... rat-catcher and psychopomp." "Esau was believed to have been changed into a terrible hairy devil Hairiness was a pretty general characteristic of devils ..."

6. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"Woden means wind (Wode is a storm-demon) and is particularly the god who rushes along with the Wild Hunt of souls, to whom he is psychopomp (hence as ..."

7. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"Probably he was originally a local god of productivity in general; hence his chthonic character, his office of psychopomp, and his control of riches (metal ..."

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