[yoo-hee-mer-uh s, -hem-er-]


flourished c300 b.c., Greek mythographer.

Compare euhemerism. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for euhemerus

Historical Examples of euhemerus

  • The graves of Greek gods maybe due to Euhemerism, a theory much more ancient than Euhemerus.

  • This has been a favourite theory of the making of a god from the time of Euhemerus down to Herbert Spencer.

    The Religion of Numa

    Jesse Benedict Carter

  • He was fond of philosophical speculations, and made the Romans acquainted with the rationalism of Euripides and Euhemerus.

  • It would require another Euhemerus to find any groundwork of history in these narratives.

    Ancient Egypt

    George Rawlinson

  • I would much rather believe the Messenian (Euhemerus) than him.