Not to be confused with Demagogue. A demigod or demi-god is a minor deity, or a mortal immortals: Gods and Heroes PDF immortal who is the offspring of a god and a human, or a figure who has attained divine status after death. In the ancient Greek and Roman world, the word did not have a consistent definition and was rarely used. The earliest recorded use of the term is by the archaic Greek poets Homer and Hesiod.
Författare: Ron Marz.
Featuring two painted covers by superstar artist David Mack ("Kabuki"), this hardcover flips, separating the book in two: half dedicated to tales of the Gods, the other half showing Man’s struggles to claim the Earth as their own.
Both describe dead heroes as hemitheoi, or „half gods“. In these cases, the word did not mean that these figures had one parent who was divine and one who was mortal. According to the Roman author Cassius Dio, Julius Caesar was declared a demigod by the Roman Senate after his victory at Thapsus. The first Roman to employ the term demigod may have been the poet Ovid, who used the Latin semideus several times in reference to minor deities.