- 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.
- (in many states of ancient Greece) a public official or magistrate.
Origin of demiurge
Examples from the Web for demiurgic
Balzac's characters, to whatever class they belong, bear the royal and passionate stamp of their demiurgic creator.Suspended Judgments
John Cowper Powys
As befits a demiurgic nature, Æschylus conceived and executed upon a stupendous scale.
Much that has been described as Asiatic in the genius of Æschylus may be referred to what I have called his demiurgic force.
It is he whom an ancient monument represents as the demiurgic principle creating the mundane egg.The Ceramic Art
Jennie J. Young
That the sun was here regarded as symbolizing the intermediate father, or demiurgic creator, cannot be doubted.Ophiolatreia
- (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
- (in ancient Greece) a magistrate with varying powers found in any of several states
Word Origin and History for demiurgic
The title of a magistrate in some Peloponnesian city-states and the Achæan League; taken in Platonic philosophy as a name for the maker of the world. In the Gnostic system, "conceived as a being subordinate to the Supreme Being, and sometimes as the author of evil" [OED].