Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A powerful creative force or personality.
  • noun A public magistrate in some ancient Greek states.
  • noun A deity in Gnosticism, Manichaeism, and other religions who creates the material world and is often viewed as the originator of evil.
  • noun A Platonic deity who orders or fashions the material world out of chaos.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A maker or creator; the Creator of the world; specifically, a supernal being imagined by some as the creator of the world in subordination to the Supreme Being.
  • noun In some Peloponnesian states of ancient Greece, one of a class of public officers who in some cases appear to have constituted the chief executive magistracy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Gr. Antiq.) The chief magistrate in some of the Greek states.
  • noun God, as the Maker of the world.
  • noun According to the Gnostics, an agent or one employed by the Supreme Being to create the material universe and man.

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  • noun Something (as an institution, idea, or individual) conceived as an autonomous creative force or decisive power.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin dēmiurgus, from Greek dēmiourgos, artisan : dēmios, public (from dēmos, people; see dā- in Indo-European roots) + ergos, worker (from ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots).]

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From Demiurge (proper noun)

Examples

  • A demiurge from a distant realm, who had once heard of bees, might have created it.

    "An insect from the moon"—Ernst Jünger's Glass Bees

  • A demiurge from a distant realm, who had once heard of bees, might have created it.

    A Different Stripe:

  • A demiurge from a distant realm, who had once heard of bees, might have created it.

    A Different Stripe

  • A demiurge from a distant realm, who had once heard of bees, might have created it.

    Commonplace

  • If you look in older dictionaries under the word demiurge it might list something similar.

    The Unholy Crusade Against Independence

  • The demiurge is the highest god and the best of causes.

    Concepts of God

  • You can also check the Agenda of Sweet Mother Mirra Alfassa, a diary kept by her secretary Satprem for more than 13 years, with the search-word Jehovah, and see the negative image she has of the jewish creator god as the demiurge, which is typical for gnostics.

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  • You can also check the Agenda of Sweet Mother Mirra Alfassa, a diary kept by her secretary Satprem for more than 13 years, with the search-word Jehovah, and see the negative image she has of the jewish creator god as the demiurge, which is typical for gnostics.

    Max Theon, Gnosticism, and Mirra Alfassa

  • For the Ainu the demiurge is the water wagtail; [458] for the Navahos and in

    Introduction to the History of Religions Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume IV

  • Rather, for Numenius the demiurge is a recipient of the goodness of the highest good and in turn transmits this to the world which it brings into existence (frs.

    Numenius

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    November 30, 2008