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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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Noun1.theogony - the study of the origins and genealogy of the gods
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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.
From this perspective, Keats attempts the epic genre and the story of theogony not merely or primarily for the sake of proving that he can write in this vein, but rather because the topos of accommodation, which is built into a project involving the incompatible communication systems of gods and humans, makes Hyperion the ideal vehicle for thinking through different means, modes, and media of communication.
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).
the Greek Hesiod presented history as descending from or beginning with the gods: the title of one of his works, Theogony, which narrates the story of how the cosmos took form, bringing this down to the creation of humans and human history, can be translated "The Descent of the Gods.
Nagy explains in his introduction that writings under consideration include selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey, Theogony, and Works and Days, selected songs of Sappho and Pindar, and other works--all of which are available online for free as Sourcebook of Original Greet Texts Translated into English.
For Il'in, Hegel's theogony is catastrophic: a tale of God's coming to grief, becoming finite, evil--not God, in short.
14) Emerson, for his part, denies that he is attempting to produce a theogony, but at the same time clearly implies that The Smoky God is more than just another discovery narrative.
among others Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days, Homer's Iliad, Aesop's Fables, Pseudo-Apollodorus's Bibliotheca.
Their theogony as described by forefathers" of Greek historical memory Homer and somewhat younger Hesiod (ca.
Rowe (1986, 140) also notes that the Typhonic musings look forward to the later chariot/horse allegory pointing out that the Typhonic image is a "development of one found in the Republic (588bff), where the three 'parts' of the soul are represented respectively by a man, a lion, and a many-headed beast--hence, probably, the reference in the present passage to Typhon: Typhon (or Typhoeus) was a hundred-headed dragon, with arms and legs to match, who was the last obstacle between Zeus and the kingship of the gods (Hesiod, Theogony 820ff.
It comes back to metaphysics; to epistemology, to the theogony of reading.