- the origin of the gods.
- an account of this; a genealogical account of the gods.
Origin of theogony
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Examples from the Web for theogony
His negation of theogony was tantamount to a negation of cosmogony.
There is the theogony of Hesiod, and the gods as Homer paints them.
Thirdly, there is the passage in the "Theogony" relating to Hesiod and the Muses.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
Homer and Hesiod
From hence have arisen the fictions which have formed the basis of theogony.Astronomical Myths
John F. Blake
In that description is the preface to a theogony of which Hesiod wrote the final page.The Lords of the Ghostland
- the origin and descent of the gods
- an account of this, often recited in epic poetry
C17: from Greek theogonia; see theo-, -gony
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Word Origin and History for theogony
1610s, "the account of the birth or genealogy of the gods," from Greek theogonia "generation or birth of the gods," from theos "a god" (see Thea) + -gonia "a begetting."
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