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Word: tutelary

Definition: protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities


Sentences Containing 'tutelary'

Baidyanath Bhaanj, another ruler of the dynasty built a magnificent brick temple in honour of his tutelary God Rasika-raya.
He may have been the tutelary deity of one of the three "pagi" (subdivisions) of the Treveri.
It became normal for shrines to be accompanied by temples in mixed complexes called or . The opposite was also common: most temples had at least a small shrine dedicated to its tutelary "kami", and were therefore called . The Meiji era's eliminated most "jingūji", but left "jisha" intact, so much so that even today most temples have at least one, sometimes very large, shrine on their premises and Buddhist goddess Benzaiten is often worshiped at Shinto shrines.
It bore two animal emblems: An Egyptian cobra, known as the uraeus, ready to strike, which symbolized the Lower Egyptian goddess Wadjet, and an Egyptian vulture representing the Upper Egyptian tutelary goddess Nekhbet.
So-called "emperor worship" expanded on a grand scale the traditional Roman veneration of the ancestral dead and of the "Genius", the divine tutelary of every individual. Imperial cult became one of the major ways Rome advertised its presence in the provinces and cultivated shared cultural identity and loyalty throughout the Empire.
Thus, then, one of our own noble stamp, even a whaleman, is the tutelary guardian of England; and by good rights, we harpooneers of Nantucket should be enrolled in the most noble order of St. George.

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