Origin of euhemerism
Examples from the Web for euhemerism
Historical Examples of euhemerism
In the philosophy of Mr. Herbert Spencer we find a pure Euhemerism.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
The Euhemerism of this is hardly like the wonder-loving Jones.British Goblins
This rationalizing method of interpretation is known as Euhemerism.
In suggesting this view, we are not opening the door to Euhemerism.Myths and Myth-Makers
Deification and euhemerism are equally natural to the Chinese.
Word Origin for euhemerism
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.