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Definition of Scala naturae

Scala naturae Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The ladder of nature
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The great chain of being is a strict, religious hierarchical structure of all matter and life, believed to have been decreed by God. The chain starts from God and progresses downward to angels, demons (fallen/renegade angels), stars, moon, kings, princes, nobles, commoners, wild animals, domesticated animals, trees, other plants, precious stones, precious metals, and other minerals.

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