theogony


theogony

noun, plural the·og·o·nies.

  1. the origin of the gods.
  2. an account of this; a genealogical account of the gods.

noun plural -nies

  1. the origin and descent of the gods
  2. an account of this, often recited in epic poetry

n.1610s, “the account of the birth or genealogy of the gods,” from Greek theogonia “generation or birth of the gods,” from theos “a god” (see Thea) + -gonia “a begetting.”

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