from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology A male being, often the offspring of a god and a mortal, who has some but not all of the powers of a god.
  • n. Mythology An inferior deity; a minor god.
  • n. Mythology A deified man.
  • n. A person who is highly honored or revered.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A half-god or hero; the offspring of a deity and a mortal.
  • n. A lesser deity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A half god, or an inferior deity; a fabulous hero, the offspring of a deity and a mortal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inferior or minor deity; one partaking of the divine nature; specifically, a fabulous hero produced by the intercourse of a deity with a mortal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is part mortal and part god
  • n. a person with great powers and abilities


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  • Thanks for the specifics, Century Dictionary.

    August 13, 2015