Category:Votive offerings

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English: A votive deposit or votive offering is one or more objects displayed or deposited, without the intention of recovery or use, in a sacred place for broadly religious purposes. Such items are a feature of modern and ancient societies and are generally made in order to gain favor with supernatural forces. Some offerings have apparently been made in anticipation of the achievement of a particular wish, but in Western cultures from which documentary evidence survives it has been more typical to wait until the wish has been fulfilled before making the offering, for which the more specific term ex-voto may be used. Votive offerings have been described in historical Roman era and Greek sources, although similar acts continue into the present day, for example in traditional Catholic culture and, arguably, in the modern day practice of tossing coins into a wishing well or fountain. The modern construction practice called topping out can be considered as an example of a votive practice that has very ancient roots.
ofrenda votiva (es); Zinopari (eu); вотивные предметы (ru); Votivgabe (de); Воты (be); 祈願物 (zh); Votivgave (da); Adak (tr); 奉納 (ja); votivgåva (sv); קורבן חליפין (he); 祭祀奉獻物 (zh-hant); 还愿祭品 (zh-cn); Votiivi (fi); Votive offering (en-ca); оброчен предмет (mk); offerta votiva (it); offrande votive (fr); Votiewe offer (af); Votas (lt); Votivni dar (sl); Ofrenda votiva (gl); Votiefgave (nl); Persembahan nazar (id); Votivgåve (nn); votivgave (nb); Adaq (az); votive offering (en-gb); Оброчна плочка (bg); ofrena votiva (ca); вотивні предмети (uk); votive offering (en); Dar wotywny (pl); 还愿的奉献物 (zh-hans); 낙헌제 (ko) objeto desplegado o depositado en un lugar sagrado por motivos rituales (es); Gegenstände, die aufgrund eines Gelübdes bzw. Verlöbnisses als symbolische Opfer einer überirdischen Macht öffentlich dargebracht werden (de); различные вещи, приносимые в дар божеству по обету, ради исцеления или исполнения какого-либо желания (ru); type of religious offering (en); 祭祀時獻出而不會復原、取回的物品 (zh); верски предмети коишто им се оддаваат на божествата или натприродните сили како дар (mk); 祭祀時獻出而不會復原、取回的物品 (zh-hant) votiva, ofrenda, objeto votivo, regalo votivo (es); 奉納試合 (ja); Offerte votive (it); Votiefgeschenk, Votief (nl); Ex voto, воты, вотивы, вотивный предмет (ru); 还愿的奉献物 (zh-cn); Votive (de); 獻祭, 還願奉獻物, 还愿的奉献物, 还愿祭品 (zh); Votive offering (en); Ofrenes votives (ca); 还愿祭品 (zh-hans); 還願的奉獻物 (zh-hant)
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