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n. pl. the·og·o·nies
An account of the origin and genealogy of the gods.

the′o·gon′ic (-ə-gŏn′ĭk) adj.


n, pl -nies
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the origin and descent of the gods
2. (Poetry) an account of this, often recited in epic poetry
[C17: from Greek theogonia; see theo-, -gony]
theogonic adj
theˈogonist n


(θiˈɒg ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
an account of the origin of a god, goddess, or divine pantheon.
[1605–15; < Greek theogonía. See theo-, -gony]
the`o•gon′ic (-əˈgɒn ɪk) adj.
the•og′o•nist, n.


1. the origin of the gods.
2. a genealogical account of the origin of the gods. — theogonist, n.
See also: God and Gods
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Their topics include categorization and explanation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony, all creatures great and small: the ancient Egyptian view of the animal world, classification between grammar and culture: a cross-linguistic perspective, categorizing natural objects: some issues arising from recent work in cognitive anthropology and ethnobiological classification, and tracing concepts: semantic network analysis as a heuristic device for classification.
Theogony and revolution have equal place in these poems, where myth is revisited and re-envisioned in Fragas own deeply symbolic landscape, the visceral merging into the erotic and the primal occult resurging at every turn.
17) As far back as Hesiod's Theogony and Plato's Timaeus, notions had been explored of what these shaping processes may have been and that the act of Creation must have been guided by some overriding super-geometric principle.
Mavropoulos, Theodoros (2005), Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield of Heracles--Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica, Thessaloniki: Zitros (in Greek).
The earliest known record about the myth of Medusa and the Gorgons can be found in Hesiod's Theogony.
Yet, in Theogony there exists a final place, or a final depth, an inversion of the world, where Chaos is disorder; Hesiod calls it Tartaros (717-720, 722-723, 724-730, 731-735).
For his part, Hesiod seems to have been all too aware of this problem, for he discloses it in his Theogony in poetic form through the juxtaposition of the Titanomachy and Typhonomachy.
are developments in the separate language groups, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "What is-allowed-by-right" as second wife of Zeus with the daughters [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "Good Order," [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "Right," and [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "Peace" in Hesiod's Theogony (150) are a striking parallel to ancient Near Eastern concepts and are possibly inspired by them.
Scylla, by contrast, represents the old, perhaps even obsolete, model of the nightmarish monster, the kind encountered in the Theogony s catalogue of monsters, and the kind that Odysseus leaves behind, as he left behind Polyphemus in his shattered Golden Age.
Except for the Enuma Elish and maybe Hesiod's Theogony, Genesis was the least appealing of the books on the syllabus, but its tales and characters have fairytale status in the western world, even where not part of the catechism, and it is a good place to intrude upon a text and attempt variations.
In the original text Theogony by Hesiod (the Greek poet in the period between 750 and 650 BC, writing a century after Homer), Metis was the first wife of Zeus before he became the king of all gods.
His verse translations include the Collected Poems of Stephane Mallarme (University of California Press, 1994), and, with Catherine Schlegel, Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days (University of Michigan Press, 2006).