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theogony Syllabification: the·og·o·ny
Pronunciation: /THēˈäɡənē/

Definition of theogony in English:

noun (plural theogonies)

The genealogy of a group or system of gods.
Example sentences
  • Most Christians don't seem to believe in a completely transcendent God (unless they need to explain something away or deal with theogony, and only for as long as that takes).
  • Yet, his interpretation amends these theogonies, perhaps in light of some of the teachings of Xenophanes.
  • Several near eastern theogonies have survived, and can be compared to the work of Hesiod.


Early 17th century: from Greek theogonia, from theos 'god' + -gonia '-begetting'.

Words that rhyme with theogony

cosmogony, mahogany
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