- a theory or story of the origin and development of the universe, the solar system, or the earth-moon system.
Origin of cosmogony
Examples from the Web for cosmogonic
There are other cosmogonic myths besides that of the division of the giant Ymir.History of Religion
The cosmogonic narrative which forms the first part of what Geo.Chaldea
Znade A. Ragozin
In all these myths there is a theogonic and cosmogonic element.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Sacred myths, see also Cosmogonic myths; Migration traditions.Myths of the Cherokee
With such shifting, grotesque and inadequate fables, the cosmogonic myths of the world are necessarily bewildered and perplexed.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
- the study of the origin and development of the universe or of a particular system in the universe, such as the solar system
- a theory of such an origin or evolution
Word Origin and History for cosmogonic
1690s as "a theory of the creation;" 1766 as "the creation of the universe," from Latinized form of Greek kosmogonia "creation of the world," from kosmos "world, universe" (see cosmos) + -gonia "a begetting."
- The branch of cosmology that studies the origin of the universe and the larger objects found within it, such as the solar system.