cosmogonic


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pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe

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8) Both the Ugaritic and Babylonian poems contain episodes in which their respective heroes battle the sea, but whereas Marduk's battle culminates in a restructuring of the universe that gives it its hierarchical structure, Baal's victory holds no cosmogonic implications.
Words like "Kekiulong," a creature with an unusual life history and fate, "Kekimlikwu", a shrub of medicinal value with a stunted growth; "Ashilisa," traditional bowls fabricated from clay and "likelegedie," which are seasonal birds and forerunners of the harmattan, evoke a cosmogonic traditional Africa world which has shaped the poet and his voice.
They form the "stations" of numerous pilgrimage circuits, each marked by certain temples and shrines, thereby forming a simultaneously cosmogonic and geographic spatial model, symbolically linking divinity and humanity.
At the beginning of this world] Radiant beings, undifferentiated by sex or social status, flit around above the cosmogonic waters.
The abovementioned Onega Vepsian lamenter also made wind-raising sweeping movements over the grave; upon arriving on the grave, she also pronounced the formula, "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" (Welcome, daddy, Jesus has risen, all the deceased have come), as though thereby carrying yet again out the cosmogonic waking act, the specific function of which was to begin communication with the deceased in a customary manner (Vinogradov & Lozanova 1941, 109; also Honko 1974, 29 f.
The myth of Heaven that fertilises the Earth or the marriage between Heaven and Earth is a cosmogonic myth of wide cultural distribution.
The point is simply made that, despite the passage of more than two centuries, there remains difficulties with our understanding of the formation of the solar system, as Woolfson recalls: "In judging cosmogonic theories one must have some guiding principle and that oft-quoted adage of the fourteenth-century English monk, William of Occam, known as Occam's razor, has much to commend it.
If you think of the many cosmogonic myths where the egg is the beginning of the world, it acquires the dignity of a cosmic principle.
Let's not forget: philosophy is, at least in these parts, a Greek plant, and it grew--as a dark weed at the side of the road at first, in Plato's and Aristotle's greenhouses later--out of the soil of the incomparably more ancient epic poetry, that is to say, out of the fertile textual soil of Homer's heroic songs and the humus of Hesiod's didactic and cosmogonic poems.
This type of cosmogonic creator, which begins as all things self contained, both male and female, split into many via a rupturous event is a common one (c.
Citing examples ranging from ancient cosmogonic myths to modern information theory, Taylor stresses the interplay of order and chaos common to all systems, whether mythic, cultural, or scientific.
He adopts the Heraclitean sense of war as a cosmogonic, ever-active fact of life, the "Father of all" throughout all of time, but the historicity of our twentieth-century conflicts does not entirely fade from view.
Thus, a person who has little or no knowledge of the semiotics of cultural, cosmogonic and meta-physical implications of names within the signifying province of other peoples' texts cannot understand the very depth of meanings that are resident in them as products of other people's cultures.
The preexistent, pre-Apollonian site is vividly described by C Karouzos in apocalyptic terms: "It is as if the earth had been cleft asunder by some cosmogonic spasm; the valley is a vast and profound chasm [.
Cosmogonic myths form the core of virtually all religions.