a.1.Without created beings; alone.
God was alone And creatureless at first.
- Donne.
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Honour is so sublime perfection, And so refined; that when God was alone And creatureless at first, himself had none.
The idea of God, creatureless and without honor, for example, evokes the predicament of Ovid's ranting, impetuous Zeus who reverses his decision to wipe out humanity--promising instead to spare only Deucalion and Pyrrha--when the other gods remind him that without creatures, there will be no one to honor him with sacrifices (Metamorphoses, 1.
The brown leaves buried all winter creatureless feet