Euhemerism
(1,292 words)

Abstract: Euhemerism refers to the theory that gods were once men, and the theory might also be regarded as apotheosis or deification. The term derives from the name of Euhemerus (Euhemeros) of Messen…

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John Lindow, “Euhemerism”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 25 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000300>
First published online: 2016



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