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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astrolatry, worship of heavenly bodiesnoun

    the worship of planets or stars

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astrolatrynoun

    the worship of the stars

  2. Etymology: [Astro- + Gr. service, worship: cf. F. astroltrie.]

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  1. Astrolatry

    Astrolatry is the worship of stars and other heavenly bodies as deities, or the association of deities with heavenly bodies. The most common instances of this are sun gods and moon gods in polytheistic systems worldwide. Also notable is the association of the planets with deities in Babylonian, and hence in Greco-Roman religion, viz. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The term astro-theology is used in the context of 18th to 19th century scholarship aiming at the discovery of the original religion, particularly primitive monotheism. Unlike astrolatry, which usually implies polytheism, frowned upon as idolatrous by Christian authors since Eusebius, astrotheology is any "religious system founded upon the observation of the heavens", and in particular, may be monotheistic.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Astrolatry

    as-trol′a-tri, n. the worship of the stars. [Gr. astron, a star, latreia, worship.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astrolatry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astrolatry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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