[ dahy-thee-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈdaɪ θiˌɪz əm /


the doctrine of or belief in two equally powerful gods.
belief in the existence of two independent antagonistic principles, one good and the other evil, as in Zoroastrianism.

Origin of ditheism

First recorded in 1670–80; di-1 + theism

Related forms

di·the·ist, noundi·the·is·tic, di·the·is·ti·cal, adjective
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/ (ˈdaɪθiːˌɪzəm) /

noun theol

the belief in two equal gods
the belief that two equal principles reign over the world, one good and one evil

Derived Forms

ditheist, nounditheistic, adjective
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