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eu·he·mer·ism (yo͞o-hē′mə-rĭz′əm, -hĕm′ə-)
A theory attributing the origin of the gods to the deification of historical heroes.
[After Euhemerus, fourth-century bc Greek philosopher.]
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Such is the sublime pole in the continuum of prosopopoeia; its beautiful pole (if we keep to the classification of Burke) is euhemeristic
57) The portrait of Francois Ier partaking in the essence of five male and female deities might, therefore, on one level wishfully symbolize an euhemeristic
Similarly, a "passage in Diodorus mentions Prometheus as the inventor of the flint-stone--an euhemeristic
explanation of the myth.
Azazel, and Euhemeristic
Heroes in 1 Enoch 6-11," Journal of Biblical Literature 96 (1977): 195-233.