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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 18 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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