euhemerism

noun
eu·he·mer·ism | \yü-ˈhē-mə-ˌri-zəm, -ˈhe-mə-\

Definition of euhemerism 

: interpretation of myths as traditional accounts of historical persons and events

Other Words from euhemerism

euhemerist \yü-ˈhē-mə-rist, -ˈhe-mə- \ noun
euhemeristic \yü-ˌhē-mə-ˈri-stik, -ˌhe-mə- \ adjective

First Known Use of euhemerism

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for euhemerism

Euhemerus, 4th century b.c. Greek mythographer

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