Divine king

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A divine king is a monarch who is held in a special religious significance by his subjects, and serves as both head of state and a deity or head religious figure.

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[edit] Examples of divine kings in history

Some examples of historic leaders who are often considered divine kings are:

[edit] Examples of divine kings in fiction

Leto II in God Emperor of Dune where Leto possesses near immortality and prescience making him also a divine king in a more literal fashion.

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[edit] See also

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