pertaining to, characterized by, or adhering to polytheism, the doctrine that there is more than one god or many gods: Science thrived in the polytheistic culture of ancient Greece.
- Sometimes pol·y·the·is·ti·cal .
- pol·y·the·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use polytheistic in a sentence
This puts them at odds with the countless polytheistic religions, where many gods compete for prominence.Does Pope Francis Believe Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? | Jay Parini | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They agreed, however, in cleansing it from its polytheistic setting, and giving it a strictly monotheistic tone.The Astronomy of the Bible | E. Walter Maunder
Monotheism is held to be a refined religious product of earlier polytheistic conceptions.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
Every polytheistic nation attacked this problem in turn, and each solved it in its own manner.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
Most of the religions which took a purely monotheistic stand-point have become more or less polytheistic in the course of time.
The myth, as it appears in Genesis, is quite polytheistic and anthropomorphic.