Pronunciation: (yOO-hē'mu-riz"um, -hem'u-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/euhemerism.html on line 85 [key]
1. (often cap.) the theory of Euhemerus that the mythologies of various gods arose out of the deification of dead heroes.
2. the theory that mythology is derived from history.
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