apotheosis

Derivation

  • Greek: deification

Article

Elevation of a human being to the rank of a god; especially among the Greeks (Philip of Macedon; Alexander the Great), and the Roman emperors. It is often used to signify the transition of a person from this life to eternal life and glory.

MLA Citation

  • “apotheosis”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2019. Web. 5 March 2021. <>