theophagy

noun the·oph·a·gy \thēˈäfəjē\

Definition of theophagy

plural

-es

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of theophagy

the- + -phagy


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