from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to euhemerism or euhemerists; given to or concerned with the derivation of mythology from history: as, euhemeristic historians.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to euhemerism.
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(The long identification of Faust with Johann Fust, Gutenberg's collaborator, first found in a Dutch chronicle of 1531, was an unconscious euhemeristic recognition of printing's revolutionary importance for the dissemination of new ideas.)
Of the several generally recognized theories of the interpretation of myth: the historical, or euhemeristic; the physical, or cosmographical; the allegorical; and the allegorical-theological, the writers of the seven - teenth century seem to have been chiefly occupied with the latter two, and it is interesting that each of these theories finds respective support from two of the most eminent literary figures who lived at the turn of the century.
Byblos is a euhemeristic interpretation of an alleged Phoenician cosmogony, and a composition of little merit.
Woden's wooing is the best part of this story, half spoilt, however, by euhemeristic tone and lack of epic dignity.
Even when Greek mythical stories are introduced, as in the euhemeristic description of the origin of the Greek dynasties of gods in the third book, the whole is conceived under the forms of Jewish or Christian thought.
But these euhemeristic explanations are common in the Far East and the real origin of the Bodhisattvas may be quite different.] [Footnote 65: _E. g.
 Let us mention the euhemeristic theory of Herbert Spencer, taken up recently by Grant Allen (_The Evolution of the Idea of
On another side the vast accumulation of the religious ideas and usages of lower tribes led Herbert Spencer to his euhemeristic view. [
This latter view may be a bit of euhemeristic rationalism. [