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- n. someone who upholds the belief of euhemerism
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- n. One who advocates euhemerism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A believer in the doctrine of euhemerism.
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But contra - dicting euhemerist apotheosis, myth represents how the gods become human, i.e., incarnate.
Fréret, from within the Académie, begins as a euhemerist but by his death in 1749 is an important voice against a priori mythicizing: he argues against mere fact-finding, facile reductions, and pleads instead for recognition of the enormous historical problems involved in studying myth.
The most widespread of these revived views is euhemerism — the doctrine of Euhemerus that the gods are simply idealizations of famous mortals — and the most influential euhemerist treatise of the period is A. Banier's La Mythologie et les fables ex - pliquées par l'histoire (1711; revised 1715, and exten - sively, 1738-40).
Of "Christian legends" and beliefs, besides the euhemerist theory, widely held, of the heathen gods there are few hints, save the idea that Christ was born in the reign of Frode, Frode having been somehow synchronised with Augustus, in whose reign also there was a world-peace.