(from Greek μόνος, monos, “single”, and θεός, theos, “god”); the belief in the existence of one god or in the oneness of God. Monotheism is characteristic of Abrahamic religions (Judaism, most denominations of Christianity, Islam, Sabianism) and also recognisable in numerous other religions such as Zoroastrianism, Bahá’í Faith, Sikhism and even Hinduism.
OURANOS [aka URANUS]
Greek mythology: the primal Greek god personifying the sky. His equivalent in Roman mythology was Caelus. In Ancient Greek literature, Ouranos or Father Sky was the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth. According to Hesiod’s Theogony, Ouranos was conceived by Gaia alone, however other sources cite Aether as his father. An alternative belief is that he is primordial and born from Chaos, the primal force of the universe, thus has no parentage.
Ouranos and Gaia were the parents of the first generation of Titans, and the ancestors of most of the Greek gods, but no cult addressed directly to Ouranos survived into Classical times and he does not appear among the usual themes of Greek painted pottery.
COSMOGONY [aka COSMOGENY]
any scientific theory concerning the coming into existence, or origin, of the cosmos or universe, or about how what sentient beings perceive as “reality” came to be. The word comes from the Greek κοσμογονία or κοσμογενία (from κόσμος - “cosmos”, “the world”) and the root of γί(γ)νομαι / γέγονα (“to be born, come about”).
(Ancient Greek Φόβος, pronounced [pʰóbos], meaning “fear” or “terror”) the personification/God of horror and fear in Greek mythology. He is the offspring of Ares and Aphrodite and was known for accompanying Ares into battle along with his brother, Deimos, the goddess Enyo, and his father’s attendants.
(from the Greek morphê shape and genesis creation, literally, “beginning of the shape”) the biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape. It is one of three fundamental aspects of developmental biology along with the control of cell growth and cellular differentiation.
a recognised preternatural or supernatural immortal being, who may be thought of as holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, and respected by believers.