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.

Androgyny, Coptic, Cosmogony, Gender, Manichaeism, Syriac, Trinity
dx.doi.org/10.1515/opth-2015-0010
Open Theology

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