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theogony

Line breaks: the|ogony
Pronunciation: /θɪˈɒɡəni
 
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Definition of theogony in English:

noun (plural theogonies)

The genealogy of a group or system of gods: the Hindu theogony
More 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with theogony

cosmogony, mahogany

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