Euhemerism Definition

yo͝o-hēmə-rĭzəm, -hĕmə-
The theory of the Greek writer Euhemerus (4th cent. b.c.) that the gods of mythology were deified human beings; theory that myths are based on traditional accounts of real people and events.
Webster's New World

Origin of Euhemerism

  • After Euhemerus , fourth-century bc Greek philosopher

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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