Variant of demiurge
- in Platonism, a deity or creative force that shaped the material world
- in Gnosticism, a deity subordinate to the supreme deity, sometimes considered the creator of evil
- a ruling force or creative power
Origin: Classical Greek dēmiourgos, one who works for the people, skilled workman, creator ; from dēmios, belonging to the people ; from demos, the people: see democracy) plush -ergos, worker (see work)
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