When you believe in more the one god; The act of believing in many gods; The antonym for Monotheistic.
Polytheistic: The Greeks believed in more than one god. In fact, they believed in over 20 gods. A god of the Sea (Poseidon), a god of war, wisdom and skill (Athena), a god of love (Eros), and a god of thunder (Zeus), who was the main god. There was also a god of the Underworld (Hades).
by Wasabimoto April 12, 2007
Someone who believe in and/or worships more than one deity; the antonym for monotheist. Polytheism is common in contemporary Paganism, and many non-western religions, such as Shinto and some forms of Hinduism. It and was also a feature of many ancient religions, such as the religion of the Ancient Greeks. There are two subtypes of polytheists, soft polytheists and hard polytheists. Soft polytheists believe that they believe in many gods and goddesses but consider them all to be aspects of one God or one Goddess. It is common in some forms of Hinduism, as well as in some contemporary Pagan religions, such as Wicca. In contrast, hard polytheists believe all gods to be distinct entities, each one with his or her own characteristics and personality. Hard polytheism is a feature of some contemporary Pagan religions, especially the ones leaning more towards reconstruction of the religious beliefs of ancient cultures, such as Hellenic Polytheism, Asatru, Kemetism, and Celtic polytheism.
Jane is a follower of Asatru. Therefore she honours the Norse gods, and believes each one of them to be a distinct entity with a different personality and characteristics. This means Jane is a polytheist.
by dreamweaver April 4, 2012
noun: a polytheist who thinks all are deities;

adjective form: pan-polytheistic
I asked that Heathen polytheist if he was a pan-polytheist or a panen-polytheist and he said he was undecided.
by MinistryOfDEW October 18, 2021
noun: a polytheist who thinks all are in the deities;

adjective form: panen-polytheistic
I asked that Heathen polytheist if he was a pan-polytheist or a panen-polytheist and he said he was undecided.
by MinistryOfDEW October 18, 2021