godhood

noun
god·​hood | \ ˈgäd-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce godhood (audio) \

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according to Greek myth, Hercules was granted godhood after his death
Recent Examples on the Web Klan robes hiding in a closet, pleasant politicians with plans toward repressive godhood, the eerie possibility that the vengeful striving of a heroic Black woman is part of some mysterious higher power's maniacal plan. Darren Franich, EW.com, "A pretty good Emmys made a poor case for TV’s importance, but at least we could watch Watchmen: Review," 21 Sep. 2020 The merely infuriating Devs finale ends with Forest explaining his own new godhood. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Why are all these science-fiction shows so awful?," 30 July 2020 But her ascension into godhood and becoming a superhero, detailed in Aaron and Dauterman’s Mighty Thor comic, comes with a twist. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Thor 4: Natalie Portman will play Thor! Wow! Wait. What?," 23 July 2019 As for the Miltonic saga of Dodge's godhood, which gradually comes to dominate the narrative, Stephenson more or less gives us a cyber-Silmarillion. Paul Di Filippo, Dallas News, "In Neal Stephenson's 'Fall,' there is life after death," 18 June 2019 This is particularly true when Thanos, with his Infinity Gauntlet, can claim the same title of godhood. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Boundless Potential of Thor," 6 May 2018 This is the mytho-scientific premise underlying a madcap, rapid-fire tale of South Africa in the year 2064, where a handful of individuals are suddenly plagued by godhood. N. K. Jemisin, New York Times, "Pirates, Drugs and Time Travel: The Best of New Science Fiction and Fantasy," 14 July 2017

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Godhood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godhood. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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