This post is merely to clarify the use of the word “apotheosis” for Jimgroom, Scottlo, and anyone else who needs to know.
Apotheosis is a direct transliteration from the Greek ἀποθέωσις. The basic concept is one of elevating a human to a god-like status. “Deification” is a suitable synonym. I’ll leave it to the interested reader to search out more technical usages in theology, mythology, and literature.
In story-telling, it might prove useful to know that Joseph Campbell includes apotheosis in his monomyth sequence as the stage in the hero’s life after defeating a foe, when the hero experiences a god-like sense of consciousness, destiny, and power.
In art, Homer is sometimes honored. Here is Jean Auguste Dominque Ingres’ Apotheosis of Homer:
Original artwork in the Louvre, public domain; image in Wikipedia available for use under Gnu Free Documentation License.