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Idol or Idols may refer to:

Religion and philosophy[edit]

  • Cult image, a neutral term for a man-made object that is worshipped or venerated for the deity, spirit or demon that it embodies or represents
  • Murti, a point of focus for devotion or meditation in Hindu and Buddhist religion (not always man-made)
  • Idol (philosophy), one of several concepts developed by various philosophers

Arts and entertainment[edit]

  • In pop music entertainment, an idol refers to an entertainer, generally from their teens to mid-20s, whose image and attractiveness are marketed to maintain a close relationship and financial loyalty with fans
    • Chinese idol, a younger entertainer active in the Chinese entertainment industry
    • Japanese idol, a younger entertainer active in the Japanese entertainment industry
      • AV idol, a Japanese adult video star
      • Junior idol, a Japanese entertainer generally under the age of 15
      • Net idol, a Japanese entertainer mostly known as an Internet personality
    • Korean idol, a younger entertainer active in the South Korean entertainment industry
    • Taiwanese idol, a younger entertainer active in the Taiwanese entertainment industry
    • Teen idol
    • Matinée idol, an adored film or theater star



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