Cult (disambiguation)

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A cult is a religious or social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices.

Cult or cults may also refer to:

Sociology and religion[edit]

  • Cult (religious practice), literally the "care" owed to God or gods and to temples, shrines, or churches
  • New religious movement, cult in a common modern sense
  • Cult following, a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a specific work of culture
  • Cargo cult, a religious practice ritually mimicking a more advanced culture
  • Cult of personality, when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized, heroic, and at times, worshipful image
  • Imperial cult, a form of state religion in which a ruler is worshipped as a demigod or deity
  • Imperial cult (ancient Rome), identified emperors and some members of their families with the divinely sanctioned authority of the Roman State
  • Greek hero cult, one of the most distinctive features of ancient Greek religion




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