[ god-man, -man ]
/ ˈgɒdˈmæn, -ˌmæn /
noun, plural God-men for 2.
(lowercase) a being who possesses the combined attributes of a deity and of a human; demigod.
The Wonder-ful Nature of Greek God NamesBatman lurks like a bat in the shadows. Spider-Man slings webs like a radioactive spider. Superman is a literal translation of Friedrich Nietszche’s term ubermensch. And Wonder Woman is…well, what does Wonder Woman’s name tell us about her? A lot, it turns out. When William Moulton Marston created Wonder Woman in the early 1940s, he made her not just Diana, an Amazon princess, but also …
Tuesday Is Named For A One-handed God Named TiwYes, it’s true, there’s a wild story behind the god who lends his name to Tuesday. Tiw’s remarkable myth involves women with beards (more on that in a bit). Regardless, the past 1,000 years or so have not been kind to this Northern European divinity. Who is Tuesday named for? To make a long story short, it seems that Tiw used to be a big shot, …
Origin of God-man
First recorded in 1550–60
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British Dictionary definitions for god man
a person, such as Jesus Christ, who unites humanity with God
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