Definition of theogony in English:


Line breaks: the|ogony
Pronunciation: /θɪˈɒgəni

noun (plural theogonies)

  • The genealogy of a group or system of gods: the Hindu theogony
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    • 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' + Greek -gonia '-begetting'.

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