godhood

noun

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

Examples of godhood in a Sentence

according to Greek myth, Hercules was granted godhood after his death
Recent Examples on the Web Subin takes us centuries back to Columbus, Cortes and Cook and the self-serving myths of conquistador godhood. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 Perhaps more frequently than Subin would care to admit, the resistance made possible by godhood was more symbolic than physical. Ian Beacock, The New Republic, 6 Dec. 2021 The photo was received in Vanuatu as further proof of his godhood. Ian Beacock, The New Republic, 6 Dec. 2021 Leadbeater and Annie Besant, the force behind Theosophy, groomed the reluctant child for godhood. Claire Messud, Harper's Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 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, 21 Sep. 2020 The merely infuriating Devs finale ends with Forest explaining his own new godhood. Darren Franich, EW.com, 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, 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, 18 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of godhood was in the 13th century

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“Godhood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godhood. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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