This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.

Planetary deity

ˈplanɪt(ə)ri ˈdeɪɪti

noun | Astroanthropology

a product of planetary worship, a type of celestial deity associated with a particular planet including Jovian, Martian, Mercurian, Saturnian, Venusian varieties.

Derivatives and alternative phrases

  • Terrestrial deity

Origin and etymology

  • the concept of planetary deities finds popularity throughout the ancient world from the Far East to the West as a product of planetary worship.