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  • noun Plural form of theogony.


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  • In my opinion, it seems the theogonies of the ancient Near East have almost always had a procreative backdrop.

    Genesis: The Missing Chapters James F. McGrath 2009

  • The idea of chaos put into order by a God, is to be found in all ancient theogonies.

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • How happens it, in the midst of so many gods and different theogonies and particular worships, that there was never any religious war among the people called idolaters?

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • TAFF (who, asbestas can, wiz the healps of gosh and his bluzzid maikar, has been sulphuring to himsalves all the pungataries of sin praktice in failing to furrow theogonies of the dommed).

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • They asked one another what she could be saying to them with those frightful gestures which accompanied her speech, and mounted round about her on the tables, beds, and sycamore boughs, they strove with open mouths and craned necks to grasp the vague stories hovering before their imaginations, through the dimness of the theogonies, like phantoms wrapped in cloud.

    Salammbo 2003

  • The old writers who invented theogonies say that the sea has springs, for they want earth and sea to have foundations and roots of their own.

    Meteorology 2002

  • Æther, &c, became, with the poets and philosophers after Homer, matters of speculation, of which the theogonies of Hesiod, Orpheus, Pherecydes, and others furnish proof.

    A Comparative View of Religions Johannes Henricus Scholten

  • Before their imaginations had fully wakened out of the primeval dream, the cosmogonies and theogonies, gross and monstrous, of their national infancy, they were asked to have an opinion about the classical mythology, as represented by the Latin poets; they were made acquainted with the miracles of the lives of saints.

    Epic and Romance Essays on Medieval Literature W. P. Ker

  • Her religion is an obscure chaos of theogonies as old as the world, treasured up out of respect for ancient customs; and of more recent ideas about the blessed final annihilation, imported from India by saintly Chinese missionaries at the epoch of our

    The French Immortals Series — Complete Various

  • In the theogonies and cosmogonies of the Aztecs of America, he says that the traditions of ancient Asia are plainly to be found, while some vague traces of these primitive narratives are to be found even among the savages of Oceanica, and the most barbarous and miserable negroes of western Africa.

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851 Various


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