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- A deity:
- A supernatural, typically immortal being with superior powers.
- A deity personifying or in charge of a specific matter.
- Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea.
- A male deity.
- Chuck Palahniuk:
- When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love.
- A supreme being; God, typically in some particular view or aspect.
- An idol
- A representation of a deity, notably a statue(tte).
- Something or someone particularly revered, worshiped, idealized, admired and/or followed.
- (metaphor) A person in a high position of authority; a powerful ruler or tyrant.
- (notably in Greek/young God) An exceedingly handsome man.
- to idolize
- a. 1866, Edward Bulwer Lytton, "Death and Sisyphus".
- To men the first necessity is gods; / And if the gods were not, / " Man would invent them, tho' they godded stones.
- 2001, Conrad C. Fink, Sportswriting: The Lively Game, page 78
- "Godded him up" ... It's the fear of discerning journalists: Does coverage of athletic stars, on field and off, approach beatification of the living?
- to deify
- 1595, Edmund Spenser, Colin Clouts Come Home Againe.
- Then got he bow and fhafts of gold and lead, / In which fo fell and puiflant he grew, / That Jove himfelfe his powre began to dread, / And, taking up to heaven, him godded new.
- 1951, , Dante Germino ed., The New Science of Politics: An Introduction (1987), page 125
- The superman marks the end of a road on which we find such figures as the "godded man" of English Reformation mystics
- 1956, C. S. Lewis, Fritz Eichenberg, , page 241
- "She is so lately godded that she is still a rather poor goddess, Stranger.