In India, actors are often treated like deities on par with the corpse of Princess Diana.
The worship of some of these deities appears to have included orgiastic rituals: music, wine, sex.
Seven, The: The seven deities worshipped by the majority of the residents of Westeros.
Several rivers are personified and invoked as deities in the Rigveda.
They had no deities, no priesthood, no regular forms of worship.
Why is the bedchamber filled with a crowd of deities, when even the groomsmen have departed?
History has preserved the names of some of these Teutonic deities.
They considered this a portentious omen and his behavior foolish, and by no means calculated to reconcile their deities to them.
Tasso, at a later period, introduces the deities of heathendom.
Sacrifices were again offered to heaven, and prayers again addressed to the deities, to which the reply was the same as before.
c.1300, "divine nature;" late 14c., "a god," from Old French deité, from Late Latin deitatem (nominative deitas) "divine nature," coined by Augustine from Latin deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus).