Definition of Theogony

1. Noun. The study of the origins and genealogy of the gods.




Definition of Theogony

1. n. The generation or genealogy of the gods; that branch of heathen theology which deals with the origin and descent of the deities; also, a poem treating of such genealogies; as, the Theogony of Hesiod.

Definition of Theogony

1. Noun. (chiefly in ancient religion) The origination of gods or a narrative describing the origin of gods. ¹

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Definition of Theogony

1. an account of the origin of the gods [n -NIES]

Medical Definition of Theogony

1. The generation or genealogy of the gods; that branch of heathen theology which deals with the origin and descent of the deities; also, a poem treating of such genealogies; as, the Theogony of Hesiod. Origin: L. Theogonia, Gr.; a god + the root of to be born. See Theism, and Genus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Theogony

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1. History of the Literature of Ancient Greece: To the Period of Isocrates by Karl Otfried Müller, George Cornewall Lewis (1847)
"The theogony of Hesiod is not, indeed, to be despised us a poem ; besides many singular legends, it contains thoughts and descriptions of a lofty and ..."

2. The History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1855)
"Hesiod's theogony. opinion more recent. This last remark seems only intended to condemn the many spurious works which were current in his time, ..."

3. The History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1855)
"3. seems to interpret the remark as If it were almost exclusively applicable to Hesiod, whose theogony tie considers as a religions code — like the Vedas or ..."

4. The Makers of Hellas: A Critical Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of by E. E. G., Frank Byron Jevons (1903)
"I. The theogony owes its existence to the order-loving ... The remainder of the theogony is occupied by further details concerning gods and Titans, ..."

5. The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"The theogony itself supplies the answer. It is not, in the Homeric sense, a work of art. Such unity as it possesses is derived from the thread of divine ..."

6. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... shewing their rise and progress, with a view only to the theogony of Hesiod, intending it but as an appendix to the notes. The Greeks doubtless derived ..."

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