Many faced gods: Triadic (proto-)structure and divine androgyny in early manichaean cosmogony
This paper gathers together evidence that the Manichaean cosmogony was originally based on a trinitarian structure (Father, Mother, Child). This basic triad was subsequently expanded into various hypostases as the Manichaean myth evolved over time and across linguistic contexts.
|Keywords||Androgyny, Coptic, Cosmogony, Gender, Manichaeism, Syriac, Trinity|
Pettipiece, T. (2015). Many faced gods: Triadic (proto-)structure and divine androgyny in early manichaean cosmogony. Open Theology, 1(1), 245–254. doi:10.1515/opth-2015-0010