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1. A female being, often the offspring of a god and a mortal, who has some but not all of the powers of a goddess.
2. A deified woman.
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As for the book's reference to Ms Gandhi's purported desire to leave India after her husband's assassination, this, if true, was understandable under the circumstances, unless the Congress party wants to have her portrayed as a demigoddess.
In Titans, Gemma plays Io, a mysterious demigoddess who guides Perseus (Sam Worthington) on his quest to stop the evil Underworld enslaving the planet.
7) The feminist implications of LaMotte's choice and handling of her subject have been amply studied, with Chinn emphasizing the empowerment of the female demigoddess, Djordjevic analyzing Byatt's provision of a female mythology omitted by Vico, and both Djordjevic and Flegel pointing out that in the Melusine story, as in most mythologies, female power is rendered monstrous and is punished.