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The List of Idolotries


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see definition below.


anthropolatry - the deification and worship of a human being.


arborolatry - the worship of trees


archaeolatry - n. worship of archaic customs, expressions, etc.


astrolatry - n. worship of stars.


autolatry - Self-worship.


Bardolatry - is a term that refers to the excessive adulation of William Shakespeare. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardolatry


bibliolatry - s the worship of the Bible or any other text - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliolatry


classicolatry - no specific definition located. The assumption being worship of the classics. The question being--what specifically would this be in relation to? Classic literature? Classic Art? Classic philosophy? Is it all classics? Reference to specific or general classics?


cosmolatry - (n): the worship of the cosmos. Also see, astrolatry. n. - The worship of the universe.


curatolatry - worship of a curate. ...which she defines as "'that sickly mixture of flirtation and hero worship, with a religious daub as a salve to the conscience'" [ Charlotte Yonge, "The Clever Woman of the Family (1865)]--"Revisioning Christian Ministry: Women and Ministry in Agnes Grey, Ruth, Janet's Repentance, and Adam Bede"

By Jennifer Stolpa, Ph.D. Dissertation


demonolatry - Demonolatry" not to be confused with Demonology (the study of Demons)--means, literally, the worship of Demons. Modern Demonolatry is a polytheistic religion in which Demonic entities are worshiped and worked with as wise divinities. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_Demonolatry


dendrolatry - Tree worship. respect for plant and

animal life is the germ of dendrolatry and zoolatry


diabolatry - n : worship of devils [syn: demonolatry, devil-worship]


ecclesiolatry - n. worship of or undue devotion to church. ecclesiolater, n. such worshipper.


episcopolatry - the worship of bishops


geniolatry - worship of genitals (see some forms of tribal worship)


grammatolatry - The art of worshipping words. n. worship of words or letters, or the letter.


gyneolatry (gynaeolatry) - (a) the worship of woman, extreme sexual devotion and worship of women.(b) The adoration or worship of woman.


hagiolatry - n. worship of saints.


heliolatry - n. Worship of the sun


hierolatry - The worship of saints.


hydrolatry - the worship or veneration of water


hygeiolatry - excessive devotion to health


ichthyolatry - the worship of fish


iconolatry - veneration of images (mainly in two-dimensional form) and often referred to in relation to the Iconoclastic period http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iconolatry


idiolatry - n : worship of self [syn: autolatry, self-worship]


idolatry - usually defined as worship of any cult image, idea, or object, as opposed to the worship of a monotheistic God. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idolatry


Japanolatry - one would assume the worship of things Japanese.


juvenolatry - The worship of or excessive devotion to youthfulness.


litholatry - The worship of a stone or stones.


logolatry - veneration or excessive regard for words.


lordolatry - Worship of, or reverence for, a lord as such. noun-the worship of a lord because of his rank or title


mammonolatry - c. 1820. Colridge. Not widely used. Searching for mammon--a word used to describe riches, avarice, and worldly gain in Biblical literature. Hense, mammonolatry, by the definition, would be the worship of riches and avarice and greedy pursuit. See definition of mammon at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammon


martyrolatry - n.- Undue exaltation or adulation of one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce.


mobolatry - a reverence for and veneration of the mob.


monolatry - the worship of one god who alone is worthy of worship, though other gods are believed to exist. Does believe in the existence of many gods, but only one worthy to be worshipped. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monolatrism


neolatry - n. worship of novelty


onolatry - "worship of the donkey" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onolatry


ophiolatry - ophiolatry


Oxonolatry - no definition located


palacolatry - no definition located


papolatry - n. excessive reverence paid to pope


parsonolatry - the worship of parsons or clergy


parthenolatry -worship of a virgin or virgins


patriolatry - n. excessive devotion to native country.


physiolatry - n. The worship of the powers or agencies of nature; materialism in religion; nature worship


phytolatry - no definition


plutolatry - the worship of wealth


pseudolatry - devotion to (or belief in) false gods


pulpitolatry - No definitoin. My guess would be worship of the pulpit.


pyrolatry - n. - The worship of fire


Russolatry - No definition.


selenolatry - n : worship of the moon


sermonolatry - n, 1859 -1859. excessive devotion to sermons.


Shakespearolatry - No definition. My guess would be a worship of Shakespeare.


sociolatry - No definition. My guess would be a devotion to the worship of sociology or social issues.


statulatry - No definition.


staurolatry - Worship of the cross or Christ on a cross


symbolatry - n : worship of symbols [syn: symbololatry, symbol-worship]


taurolatry - No definition. But might be of or relation to the workship of a bull.


Teutolatry - No definition.


thaumalolatry - No definition.


theriolatry - the worship of animals or animal gods


therolatry - No definition


titanolatry - the worship of giants.


topolatry - n : worship of places [syn: place-worship]


uranolatry - n. worship of heavenly bodies.


urbanolatry - No definition.


verbolatry - n : worship of words


zoolatry - n. Worship of animals.



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