- 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.
An example of euhemerism is imagining that characteristics of Zeus are based on the actions of a real person.
euhemerism definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin Euhemerus (; from Classical Greek Euhēmeros) plush -ism
euhemerism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: After Euhemerus, fourth-century B.C. Greek philosopher.
- eu·heˈmer·ist noun
- eu·heˌmer·isˈtic adjective
- eu·heˌmer·isˈti·cal·ly adverb