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Lists Of Atheists
... Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities ... atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities ... is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist ...
Society And Culture Of The Han Dynasty - Religion, Cosmology, and Metaphysics - Ancestor Worship, Deities, and The Afterlife
... Han China made ritual sacrifices (usually involving animals and foodstuffs) to various deities, spirits, and ancestors ... priest in the land, he was obligated to offer ritual sacrifices to Heaven, the supreme deities, and spirits of the mountains and rivers ... had made sacrifices to and worshipped four main deities, to which Emperor Gaozu added one in 205 BCE to make Five Powers (Wudi 五帝) ...
Sanamahism - Form of Worship - Deities Worshiped
... Manipur is a land of deities with Atiya Shidaba as the Supreme God ... and Nongpok Ningthou are the incarnations who play the role of the male deities of the Meeteis whereas Leimarel Shidabi and Panthoibi, the role of female deities ... Besides these, three hundred and sixty four deities with their consorts are the most important deities worshipped by the Meeteis ...
List Of Atheist Activists And Educators
... sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities ... specifically the position that there are no deities ... Most inclusively, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist ...
List Of Slayers Characters - Deities - Mazoku
... All mazoku worship their primary creator, the Lord of Nightmares ... However, most of them, including some of the maō do not know that the Lord of Nightmares is also the creator of humans and the mazoku's enemies, the shinzoku ...

Famous quotes containing the word deities:

    The gods themselves,
    Humbling their deities to love, have taken
    The shapes of beasts upon them. Jupiter
    Became a bull, and bellowed; the green Neptune
    A ram, and bleated; and the fire-robed god,
    Golden Apollo, a poor humble swain.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The cloud was so dark that it needed all the bright lights that could be turned upon it. But for four years there was a contagion of nobility in the land, and the best blood North and South poured itself out a libation to propitiate the deities of Truth and Justice. The great sin of slavery was washed out, but at what a cost!
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)