Example sentences for: deities

How can you use “deities” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Some even assimilate Buddhist and primitive, non-Hindu local deities.

  • As you descend look for images of over 700 deities decorating the walls before reaching the chamber with its finely carved red sandstone sarcophagus; a royal cartouche (hieroglyphic name plate) above the lintel heralds your arrival.

  • Wakakusa is the Kasuga Grand Shrine, established to house the Shinto deities of the powerful Fujiwara family.

  • In the Religion and Festivals section, for example, one finds among pictures of Buddhas and Shinto deities (see Ogata Korin, Gods of Wind and Thunder ) a large ink-brushed hanging scroll depicting nothing but vegetables (Ito Jakuchu, Vegetable parinirvana , circa 1780).

  • The gate houses the two Benevolent Kings, guardian deities created in the twelfth century by master sculptors Unkei and Kaikei to guard the inner temple compound.


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