demigod

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demi- +‎ god. Calque of the Latin semideus (half-god), which is probably a coining by the Roman poet Ovid for less important gods such as dryads.

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demigod (plural demigods)

  1. A half-god or hero; the offspring of a deity and a mortal.
  2. A lesser deity.

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