Definitions for: Demiurge


[n] a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe



Webster (1913) Definition: Dem"i*urge, n. [Gr. dhmioyrgo`s a worker for the
people, a workman, especially the maker of the world, the
Creator; dh`mios belonging to the people (fr. dh^mos the
people) + 'e`rgon a work.]
1. (Gr. Antiq.) The chief magistrate in some of the Greek
states.

2. God, as the Maker of the world.

3. According to the Gnostics, an agent or one employed by the
Supreme Being to create the material universe and man.

See Also: deity, divinity, god, immortal

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