Around the hero everything becomes a tragedy; around the demigod everything becomes a satyr-play; and around God everything becomes--what? perhaps a "world"?
This may be a common question, but how is this quote from Beyond Good and Evil usually interpreted?
I can see how he might say that heroism requires sacrifice, and that this sacrifice makes the hero tragic, or perhaps that heroes can only arise in an already tragic situation. However, I have no idea what the piece about the demigod might mean. Furthermore, although I suppose the piece about God might be using the term "God" in place of "creator", thereby making a statement about how creators shape worlds around them, but I'm not very confident that my interpretation captures the full depth of the quote. This seems like a very important quotation to me, so I'd like to understand it thoroughly.