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  1. worship of the sun.
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Origin of heliolatry

First recorded in 1820–30; helio- + -latry
Related formshe·li·ol·a·ter, nounhe·li·ol·a·trous, adjective
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Historical Examples of heliolatry

  • The heliolatry organized principally for political ends by the Incas of Peru, stands alone in the religions of the red race.

    The Myths of the New World

    Daniel G. Brinton

British Dictionary definitions for heliolatry


  1. worship of the sun
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Derived Formsheliolater, nounheliolatrous, adjective
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