worship of animals


A corruption of religion wherein an animal which apparently had been a mere symbol or emblem of an attribute, virtue, or quality, is considered either as the bearer of a tribe’s tutelary spirit, as among the American Indians, and as such is the object of various degrees of worship; or, as in ancient Egypt’s decaying religious life, is identified with the god whose characteristic it represents, and shares with him in Divine honors.

MLA Citation

  • “worship of animals”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 August 2013. Web. 26 February 2021. <>