The belief holds that divinities can be sources of fortune/blessing (healing) depending on how they are appeased, controlled, or manifested.
In the theology of African traditional religion, the divinities stand in a unique relationship with God.
A mandala can be defined as a restricted and often specifically structured space into which divinities are invited with sacred utterances (mantras).
Once the mandala design has been laid out, the officiating priest recites mantras from Vedic or Puranic literature to invoke a pantheon of divinities into its space.
Mumbai, February 2 (ANI): Designer pen companies push into the Indian market, with the writing instruments in silver and gold, embossed with images of divinities
The transfiguration of divinities over time delineates not only a fusion of similar belief systems, but the fracturing of continuity in traditions--particularly as the need arises.
The juxtaposition of divinities allows for an ironic reading of the passage, for it is precisely the restoration of the figurative lost African soul that has taken place in Orion's transformation.
They were downcast, but did not show it: the visages of divinities
are undecipherable kanji.
Initially The Market's rise to Olympic supremacy replicated the gradual ascent of Zeus above all the other divinities
of the ancient Greek pantheon, an ascent that was never quite secure.
plural nymphs In Greek mythology, any one of the minor divinities of nature that are represented as beautiful maidens dwelling in the mountains, forests, meadows, and waters.
Italy had native divinities of springs and streams and water goddesses (called Lymphae) with whom the Greek nymphs tended to become identified.
By contrast, indigenous Afrikan spiritual consciousness, writes the Ghanaian Ewe high priest Kwakuvi Azasu in Afrikania: African Traditional Religion, A Brief Exposition, accepts the idea that a person may be a devotee of many divinities and that "the origins of the various divinities do not matter.
The most appropriate interpretation of the various African ethnic words for these creatures of God may at best be divinities .
Gates claims that these "versions of Esu are all messengers of the gods," interpreting their will "to human beings" and conveying human desires back to the gods, but he does not explain if Esu indiscriminately applies his tricks to humans and divinities.
To appreciate the distance separating Texts 1 and 3, on the one hand, and the social dynamic of the hermeneutic which defers Citizen A reading to Text 3, I wish to compare this social dynamic with that between divinities and humans in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.