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So if the child of a god and mortal is a demigod, and the children of demigods are called legacies (or demigods), then what would the child of a god and demigod be called? They would be three quarter god and only one quarter human so would they still be a demigod or something else?

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    I don't see how this is Primarily Opinion based. If there's no answer in canon then the answer is "We don't know". No opinions there. I'm voting to leave this question open. – Edlothiad Jan 27 '18 at 20:26
  • Gilgamesh -- Oh, wait. That's 2/3rds and 1/3rd. – K-H-W Dec 7 '18 at 19:54
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They would still be a legacy, or possibly a demigod.

The wikia states

A legacy is any mortal who is a second or further generation descendant of a god. They may or may not possess similar abilities to their godly ancestors.

For demigod

Demigods, or half-bloods, are a race of beings who are half-mortal, half-god. They possess mortal souls and are vulnerable to old age and death;

So the demigod in question is a direct result of a god/mortal pairing. No matter how far you go down the line, that person will always have mortal DNA. So, most likely a legacy since any kids would be 2nd generation from the demigods parents, or possibly a demigod.

It isn't spelled out, so I look at it as being a legacy, since it's not the first god/mortal pairing in the mix.

  • The real question is whether mortality is a dominant or a recessive allele. – Michael Seifert Jan 27 '18 at 21:49
  • I agree, but I think I lean a little bit more towards demigod than legacy. My thoughts: A demigod is god/mortal (i.e. 100% god and 100% mortal). The situation here is god/demigod (i.e. 100% god and 50% god). This seems to me, if anything, this offspring is even more god than a demigod. Therefore, at the very least this child should be a demigod. – Odin1806 Jan 28 '18 at 17:12
  • @Odin1806 - Possibly, but that would be a new classification. The wikia (at least) says that a child of a demigod is called a legacy. It doesn't make a provision for how much of a demigod s/he actually is. – user91895 Jan 29 '18 at 15:12
  • @EricDraven - Like I said, I agree. I just feel that if this is a child of a god and demigod he is more god than a demigod from the start and should be considered at least a demigod; given the current classifications. That's all. – Odin1806 Jan 29 '18 at 15:38
  • The child of a god and a demigod would be a first generation descendant of a god. They would also be a second generation descendant (on the demigod's side), but I would think the fact that they are a first generation descendant of a god would tend to rule here. – RDFozz Dec 7 '18 at 23:49

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