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Glossary of Religion

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Ganesha
("Lord of Hosts"). Also Ganesha, Vinayaka, Ekadanta, Lambodara, Siddhadata, Vighnaraja. God of wisdom and good fortune, represented with a pot belly and the head of an elephant. Ganesh has been one of the most popular Hindu gods since medieval times and is claimed by all sects as their own. As the remover of obstacles, he is invoked before religious ceremonies and worldly undertakings.
Ganga
The goddess of the sacred river Ganges in India. Its waters are used in worship and given to the dying to drink.
Gelassenheit
Amish virtue of calmness, composure, and placidity.
god
A male deity.
Godhead
God the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate individual beings
gold
Symbolizes the sun and great value.
golden fishes
(Sanskrit suvarnamatsya). Buddhist symbol of good fortune, fertility and salvation.
Good Friday
last Friday before Easter
gospel
(Greek evangelion; Old English godspel, "good news"). The content of Christian preaching; that is, that Christ died to save humans from the penalty of sin and reunite them with God. When capitalized, the word usually refers to one of the first four books of the New Testament, which relate the life of Christ.
grace
The undeserved gift of divine favor in the justification and then sanctification of sinners. The Greek term charis, usually translated in English as "grace," is about 150 times in the New Testament, mostly in the Pauline epistles.
Grayfriars
Name given to the Franciscans in England because of their gray robes.
Great Dionysia
Festival of Dionysus in Athens.
Greatest Name
One of the main symbols of the Bahá'í Faith, a calligraphized Arabic rendering of Yá Bahá'ul 'Abhá ("O Glory of the Most Glorious").
Greek cross
Cross with arms of equal length.
guru
(Sanskrit) Spiritual teacher.

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