In suggesting this view, we are not opening the door to euhemerism.
In the philosophy of Mr. Herbert Spencer we find a pure euhemerism.
euhemerism is shown by the last three being represented as originally kings of Rome.
Deification and euhemerism are equally natural to the Chinese.
euhemerism is ordinarily rather an unproductive and hazardous approach for the historian.
This euhemerism seems an exceedingly inadequate explanation of the origin of Zeus.
It has not, however, come to euhemerism in the case of Huitzilopochtli, though it has with Huitziton.
The graves of Greek gods maybe due to euhemerism, a theory much more ancient than Euhemerus.
Unfortunately, however, there is no guide more delusive than euhemerism.
The first passage is remarkable as showing that Plato was entirely free from what may be termed the euhemerism of his age.
1846, "the method of regarding myths as glorified accounts of actual events or persons," from Euhemerus of Sicily (4c. B.C.E.), who wrote "Iera Anagraphe," in which he maintained the Greek deities actually were historical mortals. His name is literally "good day," from eu "well" (see eu-) + hemera "day" (see ephemera). Related: Euhemerist; euhemeristic.