Misused: Deus Ex Homine get usage counts
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A Deity of Human Origin is an actual God made by or from a human (or humans). Not merely godlike, but an actual de facto God who has created a universe or sentient species or performed some other feat worthy of a true god. May or may not still have a physical body. It may be a person who has raised up by other gods, or a computer program that has somehow tapped into a source of divine power, or anything, really. The important thing is that it's an actual God with roots in humanity. This may overlap with Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence, but that trope doesn't require actual Godhood, and this trope doesn't require a higher plane. If the Deity of Human Origin is the creator of the world/universe, then it's another one than the one he grew up in...unless he's in a Stable Time Loop, of course. Having created a world does not automatically make a person into this trope: It's a matter of how the whole thing is portrayed. Let's say that some guy creates a virtual world where the computer programs are real individuals with real emotion & self-aware intelligence. If the programmer comes across as having crossed some kind of Moral Event Horizon, it's not this trope. If they instead come across as some kind of Crystal Dragon Jesus, it's definitely this trope. In a setting where gods are powered by the faith of their followers, it may be possible for a mortal to ascend to godhood with sufficient worship. The classic example is a hero so renowned that the common people pray to him or her for aid. In any case, the trope name uses the word "human" in a very broad sense — Fantasy creatures can be included.
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You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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