Hesiod's writing deals with creation ex niliho (out of nothing), which is in direct conflict with the Orphic Creation Myth -- which features the Goddess Eurynome and the cosmic serpent Ophion. To Hesiod, the Universe comes into being by itself. The Theogony points are:
- Creation of Chaos.
- Creation of Earth
- Eros (Love)
- then the Titans and the other offspring
Hesiod's Theogony said that the Universe created itself out of nothing without a Creator. Therefore, the Theogony skips the question of a Creator. The Orphic Myth, however, doesn't. Eurynome is the feminine creator of the universe. However if the Greeks knew that there was something that created Eurynome, they've forgotten him, her, or it. The Theogony is considered a precursor to Greek philosophy. Hesiod is the first step towards Hellenic brilliance and learning.