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Monday, June 21, 2010

heliolatry

\hee-lee-OL-uh-tree\ , noun;
1.
Worship of the sun.
Quotes:
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:
Heliolatry stems from the Greek helio-, "sun," and -latry, "worship."
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