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Meaning of EUHEMERISM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Eu*hem"er*ism\n. [L. Euhemerus, Gr. ? a philosopher,
about 300 ?.]
The theory, held by Euhemerus, that the gods of mythology
were but deified mortals, and their deeds only the
amplification in imagination of human acts.

 

 

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