Personified sentence example
The stream was personified as a god, whose ancient temple lay near the spring, and close by other smaller shrines; the place, therefore, occurs under the name Sacraria (the shrines) as a Roman post station.
Guilt, personified as a woman, is cast into.
Without doubt many of their gods are deified men; but it is clear that some are the forces of Nature personified, while others appear to represent human passions which have become identified with particular persons who have an existence in their historical myths."
In the Positive state, inherent volition or external volition and inherent force or abstraction personified have both disappeared from men's minds, and the explanation of a phenomenon means a reference of it, by way of succession or resemblance, to some other phenomenon, - means the establishment of a relation between the given fact and some more general fact.
In Hinduism the various implements of sacrifice are similarly personified and worshipped, especially the sacrificial post to which the victim is bound, and which, under the name of vanaspall and svaru, is deified and invoked.Advertisement
The Greeks personified the constellation Andromeda as a woman with her arms extended and chained.
The Greek gods being the powers of nature personified, pantheism lay nearer to hand than monotheism.
It may be supposed that these crude fancies embody a dim recognition of the physical forces and objects personified under the forms of deities, and a rude attempt to account for their genesis as a natural process.
Overall there is a sense of a nostalgic longing to regain innocence lost personified in the idealized Emma.
But later times nearly strangled Zoroastrian piety, not only by laws of ritual purity but also by newly evolved secondary deities - personified attributes, and the like.Advertisement
She is the mother of Ur, the personified fire of hell, who in anger and pride made a violent onset on the world of light (compare the similar occurrence in the Manichaean mythology), but was mastered by Hibil and thrown in chains down to the "black water," and imprisoned within seven iron and seven golden walls.
These are all scenes in the ritual of the indigenous naturalistic religion which was spread, in slightly varying forms, all over Asia Minor, and consisted in the worship of the self-reproductive powers of nature, personified in the great mother-goddess (called by various names Cybele, Leto, Artemis, &c.) and the god her husband-and-son (Attis, Men, Sabazios, &c.), representing the two elements of the ultimate divine nature (see Great Mother Of The Gods).
In her imagination he was that terrible moaning personified.
The game was essentially a side scrolling racing game with personified unicycles as racers.
The hunt was on for a woman between the ages of 18 to 25 who best personified the confident, attractive and shapely figure that the company touted.Advertisement
This connection gets emphasized and then personified by the item - often so that years later that particular item will still make him or her think of you.
Looking back, the Pirates franchise wouldn't be the same if Depp had personified Sparrow in a different way.
Propelled by a striking video that was in heavy rotation on MTV, Devo was American New Wave personified.
The ultimate resolution of Klaatu's mission - the guardian robots to keep humans on the straight and narrow - was almost religion personified.
Authors such as Heather Graham and Kay Hooper delve deeply into paranormal suspense with novels of otherworldly darkness and evil personified.Advertisement
All the phenomena, forces and laws of nature, together with mental conceptions, were alike personified.
The "wisdom" personified by the moon-god is likewise an expression of the science of astrology in which the observation of the moon's phases is so important a factor.
This wisdom is personified.
Fravashi properly means "confession of faith," and when personified comes to be regarded as a protecting spirit.
In the Creation tablet, the heavens personified collectively were indicated by this term An-sar, " host of heaven," in contradistinction to the earth= Ki-sar, " host of earth."Advertisement
But though the notion of luck plays an important part in early thought, it seems improbable that the primitive Greeks would have personified a mere abstraction.
This change was a prelude to the more or less complete subjection of the papacy to French influence which took place in the following century at the period of the " Babylonish Captivity," the violent reaction personified by Boniface VIII.
So Bruno constructed a personified nature, and the scientific and humanistic era began.
The creative Word had been long personified by Jewish thought, especially in connexion with the prophets to whom " the Word of the Lord " came.
The notices are drawn up in set phraseology, and some of the names, in harmony with a characteristic feature of early Hebrew history, are those of personified families of communities rather than of families?Advertisement
She is personified as a widowed princess, bereaved and desolate, sitting amid the ruins of her former joys, and brooding over her calamities.
While the gospel is pre-eminently the divine gift of "wisdom," "wisdom" is not personified, but conceived primarily as a system of humanitarian ethics, i.
In imperial times, Juventas personified, not the youth of the Roman state, but of the future emperor.
More than many other gods they retain in their titles and attributes the character of elemental phenomena personified.
This tendency to evolve the whole myth of Prometheus from a belief that he is personified fire, or the fire-god, has been intensified by Kuhn's ingenious and plausible etymology of the name l po n 0EUs.Advertisement
Wisdom was the Sayer personified long anterior to the Christ.
The Great God and Great Goddess personified the cataclysm of creation and the formative Universe.
Stalin and his faction personified the bureaucracy, and their victory represented the consummation of the bureaucracy's transformation into an elite.
This is personified by Alden Pyle, who is characterized by the cynical British foreign correspondent Thomas Fowler as ' The Quiet American ' .
Her head was tipped back so that she could see his face and her excitement was personified in the dancing of her pony tail.Advertisement
She is the mother of Ur, the personified fire of hell, who in anger and pride made a violent onset on the world of light, but was mastered by Hibil and thrown in chains down to the "black water," and imprisoned within seven iron and seven golden walls.
The barley-corn has been personified as representing the malt liquor made from barley, as in Burns's song "John Barleycorn."
They accomplished their purpose in various ways, by distinguishing between God and his power - or by the notion of a hierarchy of super-sensible beings, or in a doctrine which taught that the operations of nature are the movement of pure spirit; or by the use of the " Word " of " Wisdom," half personified as intermediate between God and the world.
On the one side the principle of provincial sovereignty which gave to the voice of Holland a preponderating weight that was decisive; on the other side the principle of national vincial Sove- sovereignty personified in the princes of Orange, to reignty.
They will mistake this tradition of local origin for one of actual parentage, and will come to believe that, like certain Homeric heroes, they are the sons of a river (now personified), or of a mountain, or, like a tribe mentioned by Garcilasso de la Vega, that they are descended from the sea.Advertisement
In this work philosophy and the world are personified as Philosophia and Philocosmia in conflict for the soul of man.
The general conclusion is that many of the Greek deities were originally elemental, the elements being personified in accordance with the laws of savage imaginations.
On the whole, the Scandinavian gods are a society on an early human model, of beings indifferently human, animal and divine - some of them derived from elemental forces personified, holding sway over the elements, and skilled in sorcery.
They retained the belief that the germs of all things slept for ages within the dark flood, personified as Min or NU.
It was not merely for conquest and tribute that the fierce Mexicans ravaged the neighbourlands, but they had a stronger motive than either in the desire to obtain multitudes of prisoners whose hearts were to be torn out by the sacrificing priests to propitiate a pantheon of gods who well personified their bloodthirsty worshippers.Advertisement
The Pythagorean theory of numbers, Neoplatonic ideas of emanation, the Logos, the personified Wisdom, Gnosticism - these and many other features combine to show the antiquity of tendencies which, clad in other shapes, are already found in the old pre-Christian Oriental religions.