William Gaddis, The Recognitions, pp.861:

Yet in a way it was something of this order that he awaited, something less threatening, less sectarian that is, for he could hardly admit to having come, like a vulgar Greek, seeking a sign: no, it was rather some vague, exotic manifestation of some equally vague and exotic Presence, a mystery of euhemeristic proportions and, brought forth in his own prose, amenable to reason.


Euhemerism is defined in modern academic literature as the theory that myths are distorted accounts of real historical events.

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