demigod, superman, Ubermensch(noun)
a person with great powers and abilities
a person who is part mortal and part god
A half-god or hero; the offspring of a deity and a mortal.
A lesser deity.
a half god, or an inferior deity; a fabulous hero, the offspring of a deity and a mortal
A demigod, meaning half-god, is originally a Greek mythological figure whose one parent was a god and whose other parent was human; as such, demigods are human-god hybrids. Examples of well-known demigods include the Greek hero Heracles, the Celtic hero Cuchulain, the Sumerian king Gilgamesh and the biblical Jesus.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dem′i-god, n. half a god: one whose nature is partly divine, esp. a hero fabled to be the offspring of a god and a mortal:—fem. Dem′i-godd′ess. [Fr. demi, half, and god.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a hero elevated in the imagination to the rank of a divinity in consequence of the display of virtues and the achievement of feats superior to those of ordinary men.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
A hacker with years of experience, a world-wide reputation, and a major role in the development of at least one design, tool, or game used by or known to more than half of the hacker community. To qualify as a genuine demigod, the person must recognizably identify with the hacker community and have helped shape it. Major demigods include Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie (co-inventors of Unix and C), Richard M. Stallman (inventor of EMACS), Larry Wall (inventor of Perl), Linus Torvalds (inventor of Linux), and most recently James Gosling (inventor of Java, NeWS, and GOSMACS) and Guido van Rossum (inventor of Python). In their hearts of hearts, most hackers dream of someday becoming demigods themselves, and more than one major software project has been driven to completion by the author's veiled hopes of apotheosis. See also net.god, true-hacker, ubergeek. Since 1995 or so this term has been gradually displaced by ubergeek.
The numerical value of demigod in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of demigod in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- نصف إلهArabic
- semidéu, semideessaCatalan, Valencian
- ήρωας, ημίθεοςGreek
- կիսաստված, դյուցազնArmenian
- semideus, semideumLatin
- bóstwo, półbógPolish
- божество, полубогRussian
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