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Monday, June 21, 2010

Definitions for heliolatry

  1. Worship of the sun.

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Citations for heliolatry
I am certain that if our preparations for greeting the returning sun were seen by other people, either civilised or savage, we would be thought disciples of heliolatry. Frederick Albert Cook, Through the first Antarctic night
Tourists were known for their heliolatry, excessive drinking, and promiscuity; their prearranged cultural excursions were notoriously shallow and contrived. Sasha D. Pack, Tourism and dictatorship: Europe's peaceful invasion of Franco's Spain
Origin of heliolatry
Heliolatry stems from the Greek helio-, "sun," and -latry, "worship."