theogony

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From Ancient Greek θεογονία ‎(theogonía).

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theogony ‎(plural theogonies)

  1. (chiefly in ancient religion) The origination of gods or a narrative describing the origin of gods.
    • 1939, J. Philip Hyatt, “The Deity Bethel and the Old Testament”, in Journal of the American Oriental Society, volume 59, number 1, page 86:
      This Phoenician history includes the cosmogony and theogony of the Phoenicians. In the theogony, Ourianos (Sky) has four children by his wife-sister (Earth): Ēlos (interpreted as Kronos), Baitlos, Dagōn (Sitōn), and Atlas.

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