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dem·i·god

 (dĕm′ē-gŏd′)
n.
1. Mythology
a. A being, often the offspring of a god and a mortal, who has some but not all of the powers of a god.
b. An inferior deity; a minor god.
c. A deified man.
2. A person who is highly honored or revered.

demigod

(ˈdɛmɪˌɡɒd)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend)
a. a mythological being who is part mortal, part god
b. a lesser deity
2. a person with outstanding or godlike attributes
[C16: translation of Latin sēmideus]
ˈdemiˌgoddess fem n

dem•i•god

(ˈdɛm iˌgɒd)

n.
1. a mythological being who is partly divine and partly human.
2. a deified mortal.
[1520–30; translation of Latin sēmideus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demigod - a person with great powers and abilitiesdemigod - a person with great powers and abilities
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
2.demigod - a person who is part mortal and part god
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
Adonis - (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone; "when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite"
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demigod

[ˈdemɪgɒd] Nsemidiós m

demigod

[ˈdɛmigɒd] n
(mythological)demi-dieu m
(= hero) → demi-dieu m

demigod

[ˈdɛmɪˌgɒd] nsemidio
References in classic literature ?
The more I dive into this matter of whaling, and push my researches up to the very spring-head of it, so much the more am I impressed with its great honorableness and antiquity; and especially when I find so many great demi-gods and heroes, prophets of all sorts, who one way or other have shed distinction upon it, I am transported with the reflection that I myself belong, though but subordinately, to so emblazoned a fraternity.
A project of this kind is little less romantic than the monster-taming spirit which is attributed to the fabulous heroes and demi-gods of antiquity.
We are now held responsible for our actions; our old guardians, the gods and demi-gods of our youth, the superstitions and fears of our childhood, withdraw; the field lies open before us; we lived through our morning with but one master--chance--; let us see to it that we MAKE our afternoon our own (see Note XLIX.
Here was our Heaven and the world of the demi-Gods - horsemen fighting among the hills.
Not God omnipotent, for Fate, yet so Perhaps thou shalt not Die, perhaps the Fact Is not so hainous now, foretasted Fruit, Profan'd first by the Serpent, by him first Made common and unhallowd: ere one tastes; Nor yet on him found deadly; he yet lives, Lives, as thou saidst, and gaines to live as Man Higher degree of Life, inducement strong To us, as likely tasting to attaine Proportional ascent, which cannot be But to be Gods, or Angels Demi-gods.
Still more wonderful was how it contained the likeness of one who might be a brother, or, more likely, the father of this woodland demi-god who was even ignorant of the fact that the locket opened.
Well, yes I am, and if these gods and demi-gods do not like it, well they may ask themselves why?
DEMI-GODS by Eliza Robertson Bloomsbury, hardback PS12.
He travels to Mirrormont Washington to try to stop the Wild Hunt and confronts the neo-pagans trying to bring back the Norse gods with the assorted demi-gods, demons and Valkyries.
ALTERNATIVE rock demi-Gods the Pixies have announced they will return to Ireland next summer.
In Demi-Gods and Demi-Devils, the swordsmen all prefer notoriety rather than living in anonymity.
But having lost demi-gods like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to retirement they have only three players in their 18-strong squad who have played a Test match over here.