Euhemerism is defined as the theory of the Greek writer Euhemerus that the Greek gods were created from real stories about humans and historical events.noun
An example of euhemerism is imagining that characteristics of Zeus are based on the actions of a real person.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: < L Euhemerus (< Gr Euhēmeros) + -ism
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Origin: After Euhemerus, fourth-century B.C. Greek philosopher.
- eu·heˈmer·ist noun
- eu·heˌmer·isˈtic adjective
- eu·heˌmer·isˈti·cal·ly adverb