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 for demigod
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demigod \Dem"i*god\, n.
     A half god, or an inferior deity; a fabulous hero, the
     offspring of a deity and a mortal.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  demigod
      n 1: a person with great powers and abilities [syn: demigod,
           superman, Ubermensch]
      2: a person who is part mortal and part god [syn: daemon,
         demigod]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "demigod":
     Achilles, David, Hector, Roland, Samson, a man, brave, bulldog,
     chutzpanik, decorated hero, demigoddess, fighting cock, gallant,
     gamecock, god, goddess, godkin, godlet, godling, good soldier,
     hero, heroine, idol, lion, man of courage, paladin, phoenix,
     stalwart, superhuman, the brave, tiger, valiant, valiant knight
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  demigod
   n.
  
      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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  demigod
  
      A hacker with years of experience, a national
     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 recognisably identify with the hacker community
     and have helped shape it.  Major demigods include Ken
     Thompson and Dennis Ritchie (co-inventors of Unix and
     C) and Richard Stallman (inventor of Emacs).  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.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-10-27)
  

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