eu·​he·​mer·​ism yü-ˈhē-mə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce euhemerism (audio)
: interpretation of myths as traditional accounts of historical persons and events
euhemerist noun
euhemeristic adjective

Word History


Euhemerus, 4th century b.c. Greek mythographer

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of euhemerism was in 1788

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“Euhemerism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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