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Gods

BRITONS. The gods of the ancient Britons. Taramis (the father of the gods and master of thunder), Teutates (patron of commerce and inventor of letters), Esus (god of war), Belinus (= Apollo…

God

Gothic, goth (god); German, gott. (See Alla, Adonist, Elohistic, etc.) It was Hiero, Tyrant of Syracuse, who asked Simonides the poet, “What is God?” Simonides asked to have a d…

Sons of God

Angels, genuine Christians, or believers who are the sons of God by adoption. “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” - Romans viii. 14. Sons of G…

God's Acre

A churchyard or cemetery. I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls The burial ground God's Acre. —Longfellow. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894God…

Gods' Secretaries

(The). The three Parcæ. One dictates the decrees of the gods; another writes them down; and the third sees that they are carried out. (Martianus Capella. 5th century.) Source: Dictio…

Dear God

Director:Garry MarshallWriters:Warren Leight and Ed KaplanDirector of Photography:Charles MinskyEditor:Debra Neil-FisherMusic:Jeremy Lubbock and James Patrick DunneProduction Designer:Albert B…

Scourge of God

(1) Attila, king of the Huns. A.P. Stanley says the term was first applied to Attila in the Hungarian Chronicles. In Isidore's Chronicle the Huns are called Virga Dei. (*, 434-453.) (2) Gen…

Child of God

(A), in the Anglican and Catholic Church, means one who has been baptised; others consider the phrase to mean one converted by special grace and adopted into the holy family of God's Church…

House of God

(The). Not solely a church, or a temple made with hands, but any place sanctified by God's presence. Thus, Jacob in the wilderness, where he saw the ladder set up leading from earth to heav…

Image of God

Wear not the image of God in a ring. This is the twenty-fourth symbolic saying in the Protreptics of Iamblichus, and is tantamount to the commandment “Thou shalt not take the name of …