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demigod

A demigod is a divine mythological figure, a god who is either part human, or a minor god. In ancient Greece, dead heroes were sometimes thought of as demigods.

Greek and Roman mythology have their share of demigods, and so does Hinduism — although in the latter case, a demigod is defined as a deity or god who was once mortal. Hanuman, known as the monkey god, is one example of a Hindu demigod who was born human and achieved divinity. The word demigod comes from the roots demi, "half," from the Latin dimidius, and god.

Definitions of demigod
  1. noun
    a person who is part mortal and part divine
    synonyms: daemon
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    types:
    Adonis
    (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone
    type of:
    deity, divinity, god, immortal
    any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
  2. noun
    a person with great powers and abilities
    synonyms: Ubermensch, superman
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    type of:
    leader
    a person who rules or guides or inspires others
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