The Goddess bestows him with unusual swordly prowess and sets him loose with a demigod named Shorty for a companion.
According to Greek tradition, this constellation represents their demigod Pan, the offspring of the god Hermes and a woodland nymph.
If Cain is the eponym of the Kenites it is quite possible that Abel was originally a South Judaean demigod or hero; on this, see Winckler, Gesch.
The anciennes cohues de France, gay, familiar and military, gave place to a stilted court life, a perpetual adoration, a very ceremonious and very complicated ritual, in which the demigod pontificated even in his dressing-gown.
Theocritus (Idyll 17) hails Ptolemy Philadelphus as a demigod, and speaks of his father as seated among the gods along with Alexander.