The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is seen in his works.
A god or goddess; a heathen god.
(1) A postulated preternatural being, usually, but not always, of significant power, worshipped, thought holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, or respected by human beings. (2) A God or Goddess.
Skt. devata Tib. yidam] tutelary deity, meditational deity; deities who are the focus of meditation and means for attainment, and who confer supreme accomplishments. A personal deity and the root of accomplishment among the Three Roots.
Term for a god or goddess
Late Latin deitas, "divinity" (from the Latin divinitas) -- the state of being a god; of divine nature or goodhood; a god or goddess. Deific is deifying or making divine; godlike or divine in nature. Deify is to make a god of, or to look upon or worship as a god; to gloriy exalt, or aodre in an extreme way (idolize).
(A) A god or goddess. (B) The essential nature or condition of being a god; divinity. (C) A non-secular title given to God in some occult schools of thought to allow initiates to pray or worship as a group without offending individual interpretations of the divine.
a god or goddess; a divinitydynasty â€“ a succession of rulers from the same family line; the basic political structure of China until 1911
A supreme or divine being; god or goddess.
Divinity, or the state of being God.
A supernatural divinity, god, or goddess.
An individual's view of the Divine. May be an all-encompassing entity, or one of many Gods.
or Dyaus. One of the Gods of the lower heavens, who pretended to be the Creator. He was afterward cast into hell by his own subjects. See p. 386, the false God, Anuhasaj.
'Yidam' in Sanskrit. A Tantric enlightened being.
any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
a powerful, sacred entity which participated in the mythical events which created and organized time and space, and which is constantly or occasionally worthy of mortal worship
a RANKING of Gods
A name for a Goddess or God.
Form of God being worshipped
The character and nature of God. The Supreme Being. (DTC)
a god or goddess, a particular view about a God or godess held by a Wiccan.
A divine being, a god.
In Buddhism, there are no external saviors; rather deity is often used as a translation for "yidam" representing an enlightened quality used as a meditation support.
A god, goddess, or a person considered supremely powerful.
( Latin deus, god Greek theos Indo-European base dei-, to gleam, shine) 1. literally, one who gleams or shines. 2. the state of being a god; divine nature.