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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.
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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
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(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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Its attitude is summed up in the words of the Muses to the writer of the "Theogony": `We can tell many a feigned tale to look like truth, but we can, when we will, utter the truth' ("Theogony"
While, therefore, an epic like the "Odyssey" is an organism and dramatic in structure, a work such as the "Theogony" is a merely artificial collocation of facts, and, at best, a pageant.
For example, the Moerae (Fates) receive two different pedigrees in Hesiod's Theogony, initially presented as the parthenogenetic offspring of the primeval goddess Nyx (211-225), and later reintroduced as daughters of Zeus, born of the Titan goddess Themis (901-906).
These passages resemble not only each other, but also the myth of Pandora's creation, as we know it from Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days.
(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.
[16.] 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. According to this ancient author, the three sisters, Sthenno, Euryale and Medusa were the children of Phorcys and Ceto, and lived "beyond famed Oceanus at the world's edge hard by Night".
(25) After all, as early as Hesiod's Theogony (750-650 BCE) we learn that Semele becomes a goddess.
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], veritas, etc., 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.
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.