Old One - Referring To Other Divine Beings

Referring To Other Divine Beings

A great many older religions may believe that "Old Ones" are beings that existed at the creation of the universe, possibly considered to be minor deities or co-existing with gods. It is uncommon but not completely unheard of as a term for a creator being, though it should be noted that "Old One" would be the English term for a number of words in other languages.

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Famous quotes containing the words referring to, referring, divine and/or beings:

    For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you.
    Bible: Hebrew Deuteronomy, 6:15.

    The words are also found in Exodus 20:5, referring to the second commandment: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image ... for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”

    Meanwhile Snow White held court,
    rolling her china-blue doll eyes open and shut
    and sometimes referring to her mirror
    as women do.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    He has the common feeling of his profession. He enjoys a statement twice as much if it appears in fine print, and anything that turns up in a footnote ... takes on the character of divine revelation.
    Margaret Halsey (b. 1910)

    When we read of human beings behaving in certain ways, with the approval of the author, who gives his benediction to this behaviour by his attitude towards the result of the behaviour arranged by himself, we can be influenced towards behaving in the same way.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)