demigod


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demigod

a. a mythological being who is part mortal, part god
b. a lesser deity

demigod

(person)
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.
References in classic literature ?
Gusts of splendour, gods and demigods contending with vast swords, colour and fragrance broadcast on the field of battle, magnificent victory, magnificent death
The saints and demigods whom history worships we are constrained to accept with a grain of allowance.
Kenyans worship money, so the one with money is a demigod and for you to remain relevant, and for your calls to be picked, always, you better be rich forever!
Demigod Asra uses her blood magic to give her mortal, female lover, Ina, exactly what she wants; but, writing the future with her blood only brings disaster when their village is destroyed and Ina leaves Asra to bond with a ferocious dragon.
The titular demigod has made a name for himself as a sword-for-hire.
Rajinikanth, who is referred as "Thalaivar" or "Ultimate Boss" by his fans, enjoys almost demigod status among his followers.
Fijian history remembers Ro Kevu fondly, as the son of a demigod and High Chief.
Crowned in 1950, he was revered as a demigod and [euro]78million was set aside for his funeral.
I am an avid dancer and Hrithik is a demigod when it comes to dance.
The heavenly Sanheddrin couldn't devise more excellent a moral system than the Olympic swimming pool, wherein the elements are predictable and stable, and a Katie Ledecky-type demigod will almost always win by virtue of being better than the rest of her competition.
After appearing as the God of Thunder in numerous Marvel Cinematic Universe films, it's hard to imagine the demigod Thor being played by any other actor than Chris Hemsworth.
She sets off to track down demigod Maui, who can help put things right.