- Platonism. the artificer of the world.
- (in the Gnostic and certain other systems) a supernatural being imagined as creating or fashioning the world in subordination to the Supreme Being, and sometimes regarded as the originator of evil.
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Origin of demiurge
OTHER WORDS FROM demiurgedem·i·ur·geous [dem-ee-ur-juhs], /ˌdɛm iˈɜr dʒəs/, dem·i·ur·gic, dem·i·ur·gi·cal, adjectivedem·i·ur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for demiurge
It was one of the forms symbolic of the Demiurge or Maker of our universe.Scarabs|Isaac Myer
The realm of his influence as a kind of Prometheus, or even as a demiurge, extends very far northwards.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
For the Demiurge now appears as an inferior being, who in reality executes the purposes of the good God.
Since no one could keep this law, the whole human race fell under the curse, temporal and eternal, of the Demiurge.
By the “works of the Demiurge,” which the Christian is to flee, he meant the whole “service of the perishable.”
British Dictionary definitions for demiurge
- (in the philosophy of Plato) the creator of the universe
- (in Gnostic and some other philosophies) the creator of the universe, supernatural but subordinate to the Supreme Being