What is nature worship?

  • (noun): A system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena.

Nature Worship

Nature worship describes a variety of religious, spiritual and devotional practices that focus on natural phenomenon. A nature deity can be in charge of nature, the biosphere, the cosmos or the universe. Nature worship can be found in panentheism, pantheism, deism, polytheism, animism, totemism, shamanism and paganism where deities are viewed as the embodiment of natural forces. Common to most forms of nature worship is a spiritual focus on the individual's connection to the natural world and reverence towards it.

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Jewish Mythology - Comparative Mythology - Contrasts With Pagan Mythology
... during Ezekiel's time, Hebrew women joined in the worship of Tammuz, a Babylonian fertility god ... These pagan religions were forms of nature worship their deities were personifications of natural phenomena like storms and fertility ... Because of its nature worship, Mircea Eliade argues, Near Eastern paganism expressed itself in "rich and dramatic mythologies" featuring "strong and ...
Forms and Aspects of Nature Worship
... Fire worship Tree worship Animal worship Star worship Sacred mountains Sacred groves Sacred herbs Holy well Megalith Standing stone Stone circle Thunder god Totem Sky deity Water deity ...

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