Deity vs Aretalogy - What's the difference?

deity | aretalogy |


As nouns the difference between deity and aretalogy

is that deity is the state of being a god; divine characteristics, godhead while aretalogy is a form of sacred biography in which a deity's attributes are listed, in the form of poem or text, in the first person.

deity

English

(wikipedia deity)

Noun

(deities)
  • The state of being a god; divine characteristics, godhead.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.10:
  • Thou seest all, yet none at all sees thee: / All that is by the working of thy Deitee .
  • A divine being; a god or goddess.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * household deity

    See also

    * cosmocrat * deism * god * godliness * theism

    References

    aretalogy

    Noun

    (aretalogies)
  • A form of sacred biography in which a deity's attributes are listed, in the form of poem or text, in the first person.