Theogony
Theogony The*og"o*ny, n. [L. theogonia, Gr. ?; ? a god + the root of ? to be born. See {Theism}, and {Genus}.] The generation or genealogy of the gods; that branch of heathen theology which deals with the origin and descent of the deities; also, a poem treating of such genealogies; as, the Theogony of Hesiod. [1913 Webster]

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  • Theogony — (Greek: Θεογονία, theogonia = the birth of God(s)) is a poem by Hesiod describing the origins and genealogies of the gods of the ancient Greeks, composed circa 700 BC. The title of the work comes from the Greek words for god and seed… …   Wikipedia

  • theogony — (n.) 1610s, the account of the birth or genealogy of the gods, from Gk. theogonia generation or birth of the gods, from theos a god (see THEA (Cf. Thea)) + gonia a begetting …   Etymology dictionary

  • theogony — [thē äg′ə nē] n. pl. theogonies [Gr theogonia: see THEO & GONY] the origin or genealogy of the gods, as told in myths theogonic [thē΄ə gän′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • theogony — noun The origination of gods or a narrative describing the origin of gods. This Phoenician history includes the cosmogony and theogony of the Phoenicians. In the theogony, Ourianos (Sky) has four children by his wife sister Gē (Earth): Ēlos… …   Wiktionary

  • theogony —   n. doctrine of origin of gods.    ♦ theogonal,    ♦ theogonic, a.    ♦ theogonism, n. belief in a theogony …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • theogony — noun (plural nies) Etymology: Greek theogonia, from the + gonia gony Date: 1612 an account of the origin and descent of the gods • theogonic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • theogony — theogonic /thee euh gon ik/, adj. theogonist, n. /thee og euh nee/, n., pl. theogonies. 1. the origin of the gods. 2. an account of this; a genealogical account of the gods. [1605 15; < Gk theogonía. See THEO , GONY] * * * …   Universalium

  • theogony — [θɪ ɒgəni] noun (plural theogonies) the genealogy of a group or system of gods. Origin C17: from Gk theogonia, from theos god + gonia begetting …   English new terms dictionary

  • theogony — the·og·o·ny …   English syllables

  • theogony — the•og•o•ny [[t]θiˈɒg ə ni[/t]] n. pl. nies myt an account of the origin of a god, goddess, or divine pantheon • Etymology: 1605–15; < Gk theogonía. See theo , gony the o•gon′ic əˈgɒn ɪk adj. the•og′o•nist, n …   From formal English to slang

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