Theogony (θεογονία), the name given in ancient Greece to a class of poems recounting the genealogy of the gods. Musaeus is said to have written the earliest Theogony; but his work, as well as the theogonies of Orpheus (q.v.) and others, have perished; that of Hesiod being the only one that has come down to us. This has been translated by Thomas Cook (Lond. 1728, 2 vols. 4to).