来自古希腊哲学家Euhemerus的观点，他主要观点是古希腊神话人物基于实际存在的凡人事迹改编。其名字字面意思为eu-, 好的, -hemer, 天，见ephemeral.
- euhemerism (n.)
- 1846, "the method of regarding myths as glorified accounts of actual events or persons," with -ism + name of Euhemerus, Greek philosopher of Sicily (4c. B.C.E.), who wrote "Iera Anagraphe," in which he maintained the Greek deities actually were historical mortals. His name is literally "good day," from eu "well, good" (see eu-) + hemera "day" (see ephemera). Related: Euhemerist; euhemeristic.