demideity

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

demi- +‎ deity

Noun[edit]

demideity (plural demideities)

  1. A partially divine being; a demigod or demigoddess.
    • 2011, Edith Turner, Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture, page 207:
      One result of all this has been to undermine the influence of saints' images as genii loci, territorial demideities bound up ceremonially with the seasonal reproductive cycle, through feasts celebrated at critical points in the agricultural year.