n. (context paganism English) A tutelary (also tutelar) is a spirit or deity in the position of a guardian, patron or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture or occupation in polytheistic or animist religion.
One type of tutelary deity is the genius, the personal deity or daimon of an individual from birth to death. Pierre A. Riffard defines a tutelary spirit as either the genius (present since birth) or a familiar spirit.
Usage examples of "tutelary deity".
Their tutelary deity was Hevajra and it was by the Tantric ritual of this deity that Kublai Khan was initiated.
Brigit, however, had additional functions as a tutelary deity of learning, culture and skills.
As Orlando led Fredericks to a spot between a bare-chested man with a child on his shoulders and a minor tutelary deity with the head of a goose, someone touched his arm.
But Hziulquoigmnzhah was their tutelary deity, and they knew the language of the gods.
He began to look like a Chinese idol or the tutelary deity of all faustball players.