demigod


demigod

noun

  1. a mythological being who is partly divine and partly human; an inferior deity.
  2. a deified mortal.

noun

    1. a mythological being who is part mortal, part god
    2. a lesser deity
  1. a person with outstanding or godlike attributes
n.

1520s, from demi- + god, rendering Latin semideus. The child of sexual intercourse between a deity and a mortal, a man raised to divine rank, or a minor god.

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