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eu·he·mer·ism  audio  (y-hm-rzm, -hm-) KEY 

NOUN:
A theory attributing the origin of the gods to the deification of historical heroes.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Euhemerus , fourth-century b.c. Greek philosopher

OTHER FORMS:
eu·hemer·ist(Noun), eu·hemer·istic(Adjective), eu·hemer·isti·cal·ly(Adverb)


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