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[[Demigods]] are individuals who have one parent being a [[god]] or [[goddess]] and the other parent being [[Mortals|mortal]].
 
[[Demigods]] are individuals who have one parent being a [[god]] or [[goddess]] and the other parent being [[Mortals|mortal]].
   
In the ancient Greek and Roman world the word did not have a consistent definition. It was rarely used and had a number of different meanings. The earliest recorded use of the term is in the archaic Greek poets Homer and Hesiod. Both describe dead [[hero|heroes]] as ''hemitheoi'', which meant "half gods".
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In the ancient Greek and Roman world the word did not have a consistent definition. It was rarely used and had a number of different meanings. The earliest recorded use of the term is in the archaic Greek poets Homer and Hesiod. Both describe dead [[hero]]es as ''hemitheoi'', which meant "half gods".
 
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Revision as of 21:20, 14 March 2016

Demigods are individuals who have one parent being a god or goddess and the other parent being mortal.

In the ancient Greek and Roman world the word did not have a consistent definition. It was rarely used and had a number of different meanings. The earliest recorded use of the term is in the archaic Greek poets Homer and Hesiod. Both describe dead heroes as hemitheoi, which meant "half gods".