theophagy

noun

the·​oph·​a·​gy
thēˈäfəjē
plural -es
: the sacramental eating of a god typically in the form of an animal, image, or other symbol as a part of a religious ritual and commonly for the purpose of communion with or the receiving of power from the god

Word History

Etymology

the- + -phagy

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“Theophagy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theophagy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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