- (initial capital letter) a group of nine related deities, including Osiris, Isis, and Set, whose lineage and functions were arranged and explained by the theologians of Heliopolis.
- any group of deities arranged in a similar way, often more or less than nine in number.
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Example sentences from the Web for ennead
Into each Ennead I have gathered the books that treat of the same matter, in each case prefixing the most important ones.
Such are the topics considered in the First Ennead; which thus contains what relates to morals.
The Third Ennead, which also relates to the world, contains the different speculations referring thereto.
For instance, we may glance at the very first book of the First Ennead, which though of the latest period, is thoroughly Numenian.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
He went out from his tower, he met the Ennead of the gods, who were going forth to arrange the affairs of their whole land.