Definition of fertility cult in English:

fertility cult

Syllabification: fer·til·i·ty cult
Pronunciation: /fərˈtilitē ˌkəlt
 
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noun

  • A pagan religious system of some agricultural societies in which seasonal rites are performed with the aim of ensuring good harvests and the future well-being of the community.
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    • Known variously as gwandusu, gwandenw, or jomogoniw, sculptures of this type served as religious icons in a fertility cult that is widely dispersed among the Bamana.
    • Historians have suggested that they were a key element in a fertility cult and have interpreted the curious lines (that link the beautifully drawn beasts to small human forms) as lines of power.
    • This, as an anthropologist friend pointed out to me later, indicated the existence of a fertility cult that has its roots in antiquity.

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