- 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
Example sentences from the Web for demiurge
Ptah, the Hephaestus of the Greeks, a demiurgic and creative god, special patron of hand-workers and artisans.
Where is the motive, operative, demiurgic force, ready to translate such an idea into reality?
In the cosmogonical myths of the Muyscas this was the home or source of Light, and was a name applied to the demiurgic force.American Hero-Myths|Daniel G. Brinton
It is he whom an ancient monument represents as the demiurgic principle creating the mundane egg.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
Much that has been described as Asiatic in the genius of Æschylus may be referred to what I have called his demiurgic force.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)|John Addington Symonds
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