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Term: Apotheosis


Greek word that means “to become divine” or “to ascend to a divine level.” Originally described the way a king was made divine in some ancient religions. In France and England this may have led to the belief in the Royal Touch (which see).

Early Christians changed the meaning of the word to mean that a person or group could partake of the divine nature and not that they could become divine.