Ancestor Worship

  • (noun): Worship of ancestors.

Some articles on ancestor worship, worship, ancestors, ancestor:

Maya Religion - Ritual Domains - Ancestor Worship
... was placed on his burial mound, which then became a place of worship ... Apart from the ancestral remains themselves, sacred bundles left by the ancestors were also an object of veneration ... Reliefs from the Classic kingdom of Yaxchilan show that royal ancestors were sometimes approached during bloodletting rituals and then appeared to their descendants, emerging from the mouth of a terrestrial ...
Society And Culture Of The Han Dynasty - Religion, Cosmology, and Metaphysics - Ancestor Worship, Deities, and The Afterlife
... (usually involving animals and foodstuffs) to various deities, spirits, and ancestors ... Deceased ancestors were thought to require food and drink in the afterlife, so living family members were routinely obligated to offer food and wine to the ancestors in a family shrine or temple. 33–7 BCE) cancelled state worship of the Five Powers in favor of ceremonies dedicated to Heaven (Tian 天) and the supreme god (Shangdi 上帝), who ...
Household Deity - Origins in Animism and Ancestor Worship - Shinto As An Exemplar of Development
... religion, and of all civilized society,--Ancestor-worship ... he continues “ Three stages of ancestor-worship are to be distinguished in the general course of religious and social evolution and each of these finds illustration in the history of Japanese society ... Under these conditions, the spirits of the family-ancestors only are worshipped--each family propitiating its own dead, and recognizing no other form of worship ...
Death In Norse Paganism - Ancestor Worship
... This tradition is a remainder of the ancestor worship that was common during early Norse culture ...

Famous quotes related to ancestor worship:

    We rarely quote nowadays to appeal to authority ... though we quote sometimes to display our sapience and erudition. Some authors we quote against. Some we quote not at all, offering them our scrupulous avoidance, and so make them part of our ‘white mythology.’ Other authors we constantly invoke, chanting their names in cerebral rituals of propitiation or ancestor worship.
    Ihab Hassan (b. 1925)