• IPA(key): /ˌhi.ɹoʊˈɑ.ɡə.ni/


heroogony (uncountable)

  1. The history and genealogy of demigods or heroes, especially the uncompleted history found in portions of Hesiod's Theogony.
    • 1846, “Hsiodus”, in Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology[1], volume 2, page 442:
      [] the last portion, which is in fact a heroogony, being an account of the heroes born by mortal morthers whose charms had drawn the immortals from Olympus.
    • 2010, Jon Bartley Stewart, editor, Kierkegaard and the Greek World: Aristotle and other Greek authors[2]:
      The Theogony consists of a cosmogony, a theogony proper, and an unfinished heroogony.
    • 2012, Gerard Naddaf, The Greek Concept of Nature: The Politics of Theory-Building and Pedagogy in Composition[3]:
      Whether or not Hesiod added it himself, it should be no surprise that at the end of the Theogony there is a short heroogony (937f).

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