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"Another mode of recuperation, which under certain circumstances is still more to my taste, is to auscultate idols … There are more idols in the world than realities; that is my "evil eye" for this world, it is also my "evil ear"…" --Twilight of the Idols (1889) by Friedrich Nietzsche

This page Idol is part of the worship series.Illustration: Triumph of Christianity (detail) by Tommaso Laureti (1530-1602.)
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This page Idol is part of the worship series.
Illustration: Triumph of Christianity (detail) by Tommaso Laureti (1530-1602.)

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An idol is an image or other material object representing a deity to which religious worship is addressed or any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion.

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