demigod

noun

demi·​god ˈde-mē-ˌgäd How to pronounce demigod (audio)
1
: a mythological being with more power than a mortal but less than a god
2
: a person so outstanding as to seem to approach the divine
the demigods of jazz

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And of course, kids love him as the voice of Maui, the demigod of South Pacific legend, in Moana. Christine Byrne, Men's Health, 16 Nov. 2022 Releasing for PlayStation 4 and 5 on Nov. 9, the latest entry of the God of War franchise sees the return of demigod Kratos and his son Atreus (a.k.a. the half-giant Loki). Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 2 Nov. 2022 Artists have long paid homage to the demigod by creating statues and other works of art in his likeness. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Oct. 2022 Hermes is described as charismatic and the life of the party — but his charm does little to heal a strained relationship with his son, Luke (Charlie Bushnell), who like Percy (Walker Scobell) is a demigod. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2022 Produced by 20th Television, Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who is coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2022 Fish fossils found in China could change our understanding of early evolution In Ancient Greek and Roman mythology, demigod hero Hercules slayed Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, in one of his 12 labors. Albert Aji, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2022 Starring Adam Project's Walker Scobell as the titular demigod, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on the popular fantasy novels by Rick Riordan, will follow the mythical adventures of Camp Half-Blood. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 11 Sep. 2022 The demigod siblings serve as the primary villains of the film. Amanda Taylor, PEOPLE.com, 23 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of demigod was in 1530

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“Demigod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demigod. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

demigod

noun
demi·​god ˈdem-i-ˌgäd How to pronounce demigod (audio)
1
: one who is partly divine and partly human
2
: an outstanding person who seems godlike

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