The term "demigod" (or "demi-god"), meaning "half-god", is commonly used to describe mythological figures whose one parent was a god and whose other parent was human; as such, demigods are human-god hybrids. In some mythologies it also describes humans who became gods, or simply extremely powerful figures whose powers approach those of the gods even though they are not gods themselves.
Examples of demigods include the Celtic hero Cuchulain, the Sumerian king Gilgamesh (who supposedly was actually two thirds god), the ancient Germanic woodsman Ansel and the Greek hero Heracles.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
The divine blood, or ichor, of their godly parent endows demigods with abilities beyond those of mortals.
- Super Strength - Demigods are known for their incredible physical strength. Even infant demigods can strangle two snakes to death with their bare hands. As adults, they can wrestle lions, split mountains in two, and bear the weight of the heavens on their shoulders.
- Super Speed - Demigods can run at inhuman speeds. Their reflexes and coordination are similarly heightened.
- Super Agility - Demigods are inhumanly agile.
- Super Senses - Their senses are heightened.
- Healing Factor - They heal in seconds from bodily injuries and toxins.