List of deities in fiction

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This compilation of lists is organized primarily by media type then by title of the fiction work, series, franchise or author. At the end there is a miscellaneous list.

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Multiple media franchises[edit]

Shin Megami Tensei[edit]

  • Shin Megami Tensei uses the real world deities from dozens of cultures, including Indian, Chinese, European, Japanese, Christian, Islamic, African, American and Buddhist. They are literally the actual deities; archetypes in the Jungian sense.

Digimon[edit]

  • The Dark Masters: A group of four evil Digimon whose power rivals that of the Digimon Sovereigns. After opposing and sealing away the four Sovereign, they went on to conquer the entire Digital world, forming most of it into Spiral mountain.
    • Piemon (Piedmon) - Leader of the Dark Masters and the most powerful member; he ruled the Wastelands of Spiral mountain & the Nightmare Soldiers
    • Mugendramon (Machinedramon) - Sadistic, ruthless and highly intelligent, he was second in power to Piemon. He ruled over the Digital city
    • Pinocchimon (Puppetmon) - Ruler of the forest area. Pinocchimon's violent, childish and cruel enjoyment of toying with the Chosen Children made him greatly underestimate them
    • MetalSeadramon - Arrogant and boastful, Metalseadramon ruled over the ocean area of Spiral mountain. He was the only Data-type of the entire group
  • The Royal Knights: also known as "Guardian Deities", are powerful protectors of the Digital world. Its been said that they are the closest to God
  • Dexmon: The guardian/servant of Yggdrasil (in the Digital Monster X-Evolution movie) and the "Shadow" of Alphamon; a member of the Royal Knights
  • Apokarimon (Apocalymon): A being formed from the assimilated data of countless digimon. It was he who created the Dark Masters
  • Ancient Warriors: A group of powerful digimon, each representing one of the ten elements of the Digital world (Fire, Wind, Ice, Earth, Wood, Light, Thunder, Darkness, Water, and Steel)
  • Susanoomon: A being formed from the combined spirits of the Ancient Warriors
  • Dark God Millenniummon: In the Wonderswan video game Anode/Cathode Tamer, Dark Master Machinedramon is revealed to have survived his death, but is mortally wounded. Fusing with a similarly dying Kimeramon, the two become the Dark God Millenniummon, with the ability to bend space and time.
  • Olympus Twelve: A group of Digimon based on the Olympian Gods and Goddesses of mythology, only six of them has been revealed to the moment, and they are:
  • Apollomon: Based on Apollo.
  • Dianamon: Based on Diana.
  • Marsmon: Based on Mars.
  • Merukimon: Based on Mercury.
  • Minervamon: Based on Minerva.
  • Neptunmon: Based on Neptune.

Pokémon[edit]

  • The Universal Pokémon
    • Arceus: The creator of the universe; created Dialga, Palkia and Giratina, as well as Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf. Capable of manipulating the cosmos. Based on the qilin of Chinese mythology.
    • Dialga: The Pokémon which began the flow of time in Sinnoh-region mythology. Possesses the ability to manipulate time.
    • Palkia: The Pokémon which began the expansion of space in Sinnoh-region mythology. Possesses the ability to manipulate physical reality.
    • Giratina: The Pokémon which created dimension to make things tangible and interactive. Possesses the ability to warp the dimensions. It has two forms; Altered Form (introduced in Diamond and Pearl), and Origin Form (introduced in Platinum), . The creators have described Giratina and its home world as being personifications of antimatter.
    • Uxie: The "Being of Knowledge"; gave beings the gift of intelligence. Possesses the ability to wipe away memories from any living being, but this only happens if it opens its eyes.
    • Mesprit: The "Being of Emotion"; gave beings the gift of emotion. Possesses the ability to remove emotions from any living being, rendering them zombielike.
    • Azelf: The "Being of Willpower"; gave beings gift of willpower. Possesses the ability to petrify any living being.
  • The Legendary Birds, or the Winged Mirages
  • Lugia: Guardian of the Sea, and protector of the winged mirages. Based on the ryūjin of Japanese mythology.
  • Ho-Oh: Guardian of the Sky, and protector of the legendary beasts. Based on the Fenghuang of Chinese mythology.
  • The Geographic Pokémon
    • Kyogre: The creator of the sea. Opposes Groudon. Based on the Leviathan of Biblical mythology.
    • Groudon: The creator of the land. Opposes Kyogre. Based on the Behemoth of Biblical mythology.
    • Rayquaza: Makes its home in the ozone layer, and is the only one who can quell Groudon and Kyogre. Based on the chinese dragon and its representation of the sky is akin to the Ziz of Biblical mythology.
  • The Legendary Golems
    • Regirock: A golem composed of a conglomerate of rocks. Possibly represents the Stone Age.
    • Regice: A golem composed of frigid ice. Possibly represents the Ice Age.
    • Registeel: A golem composed of an unknown, possibly extraterrestrial metal. Possibly represents the Iron Age.
    • Regigigas: The creator of the other golems, a colossal being able to pull whole continents with ropes. Possibly represents Pangaea.
  • The Lunar Pokémon
    • Cresselia: Benevolent symbol of the moon and guardian of dreams, and counterpart of Darkrai. It has the power to dispel nightmares, and is the Sandman of the Pokémon universe. Based on a swan with Saturn's rings, since they are considered heavenly in some aspects.
    • Darkrai: Malevolent symbol of darkness and oblivion and counterpart of Cresselia. It has the power to induce and trap people in nightmares, and is most active during the new moon. Based on the concept of nightmares.
  • Other Deity Legendaries
    • Latias and Latios: Twin dragons that guard Altomare, a city modeled after Venice, Italy. Generally friendly to humans (at least those they trust), and capable of understanding human speech. Latias is female, whereas Latios is male.
    • Heatran: The embodiment of the Stark Mountain volcano in the Sinnoh region. Unique among legendary Pokémon in that it has 50/50 chance of being either gender. Very loosely based on the salamander.
    • Xerneas: Legendary Deer of Life
    • Yveltal: Legendary Bird of Destruction
    • Zygarde: Legendary Snake of Order

Transformers[edit]

  • Primus - Known as the Lord of Light and Order, the creator of the Transformers (Autobot and Decepticon) race in order to combat his evil sibling, Unicron.
  • Unicron - Known as the Cybertronian God of Darkness and Chaos, Chaos-Bringer, and Universal Dominator, Unicron is the evil sibling of Primus.
  • The Chronarchitect

Literature[edit]

Robinson Crusoe[edit]

Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe saves and befriends a native American whom he calls Man Friday. Once they are able to communicate, Friday recounts that his religion involves the worship of a mountain god named Benamuckee, officiated over by high priests called Oowokakee.

Watership Down[edit]

  • Lord Frith, creator God of the world and guardian of rabbits
  • Black Rabbit, a Grim Reaper-esque god

The Merlin Legacy[edit]

Religion is important to this novel, which concerns the combating forces of Paganism and Christianity. The concept is that the goddess Beltane created the world and the elementals, the Dragons and the Furies. However, the Furies became greedy and invented Christianity as a distraction for humans to abandon Paganism and Beltane and become greedy themselves. The main deities in this novel are:

  • Beltane
  • God

American Gods[edit]

Old gods[edit]

New gods[edit]

  • Unnamed Technical god
  • Media
  • Mr Town
  • Mr Road
  • Mr Wood
  • Mr Stone

A Song of Ice and Fire[edit]

  • The Seven - A pantheon of gods worshiped by the Andal invaders and presently worshiped by all kingdoms in the south of Westeros. The pantheon is formed of deified human archetypes such as the Smith, the Warrior, the Father, the Mother, the Maiden, the Crone and the Stranger, a personification of death.
  • The Old Gods - Animistic gods that are said to watch the world through the faces carved in the white-barked weirwood trees.
  • R'hllor - The god of light, shadow, heat and fire, opposite to 'the Other.'
  • The Other - God of ice and death whose name may not be spoken.
  • The Many-faced God- God of death worshiped by the faceless men of Bravoos; believed to be the true form of all gods
  • The Drowned God- God worshipped on the iron islands believed to reside in watery halls beneath the sea; opposite the storm god
  • The Storm God- opposite the drowned God; god of storms and chaos worshiped on the iron islands
  • Harpy- Gods of the slavers of Ghis
  • Horse God- God of the Dothraki believed to take the dead and make them stars to ride in his khalasar across the sky

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy[edit]

  • The Great Green Arkleseizure
  • Thor
  • Lord Zarquon
  • God

Belgariad and Malloreon book series[edit]

  • Aldur - "God Who Stands Alone" He refused to take worshipers, but instead took responsibility for the stone called "Cthrag Yaska" or the "Orb of Aldur"
  • Belar - God of the Alorns.
  • Chaldan- God of the Arends
  • Eriond
  • Issa - God of the Nyssians, takes the form of a snake.
  • Mara - God of the Marags.
  • Nedra - God of the Tolnedrans.
  • Torak - God of the Angaraks, dies in the end of the Belgariad.
  • UL - The father of the gods. He took the Ulgos for his own after Aldur chose not to accept a chosen people.

Discworld novel series[edit]

Main article: Discworld gods

The Power of Five[edit]

  • The Librarian
  • Chaos, the King of the Old Ones
  • Matt
  • Viracocha, the Sun
  • Inti
  • Flint
  • Sapling
  • Scar/Scarlett

Dune[edit]

Religion is incredibly important to the Dune series, and while many of the religions portrayed in the series are based on modern faiths several characters are god-like figures who are worshipped.

  • Muad'dib (Paul Atreides, Kwisatz Haderach, later becomes the blind Prophet)
  • Saint Alia of the Knife (Paul's sister, a preborn Reverend Mother)
  • God Emperor Leto II (Paul's son, was a Kwisatz Haderach, achieved symbiosis with sandtrout so that he could rule humanity for 3,500 years starting his Golden Path)
  • The Divided God (Sandworms, were worshiped as the descendants of the God Emperor)
  • The Zensunni Shariat of the Bene Tleilax
  • Sheeana (worshiped because she could command sandworms)
  • Oracle of Time (The super-consciousness of Norma Cenva, founder of the Spacing Guild and leader of the Navigators) (It should be noted that the character of Norma is not included in the original six novels. Author KJA admits to his own personal creation of Norma)

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser[edit]

  • The Gods of Lankhmar
  • Death
  • Issek
  • Kos
  • Mog
  • Aarth
  • Tyaa
  • Votishal

Robert E. Howard works[edit]

Nordheimer gods[edit]

  • Ymir
    • Atali, Ymir's daughter
    • Frost Giants, Ymir's sons

Cimmerian gods[edit]

Stygian gods[edit]

  • Set, main god of Stygia
    • Child of Set, serpent with human head
  • Derketo, sea-goddess of pleasure (also in Shem)
  • Ibis, god of wisdom and the moon
  • The Monster/Gigant-kings, Pre-Stygian race of gods

Hyborian Gods[edit]

  • Mitra, main god of Hyboria
  • Bori
  • Bel, god of thieves
  • Anu, Corinthian sky god
  • Ishtar (also in Shem)
  • Nameless Old Ones
  • Ahriman

Shemitish gods[edit]

  • Ishtar, fertility goddess (also in Hyboria)
  • Derketo (also in Stygia)
  • Ashtoreth, goddess of fertility, sexuality, and war
  • Adonis
  • Dagon, fish god
  • Baal, Archeronian/Shemitish god or demon
  • Devil

Vendhyan gods[edit]

Gods of the Black Kingdoms[edit]

  • Jullah, Kushite god
  • Princess Yelaya, Oracle of Alkmeenon, goddess to Keshan
  • Jhil, Aphaki and Kushite raven god (also in Pict)
  • Ajujo, the Dark One, Kushite god
  • Gwahlur, Keshani god
  • Derketa Queen of the Dead, Kushite goddess
  • Jhebbal Sag (also in Pict)
  • Ivory Woman of Punt

Hyrkanian gods[edit]

  • Yog Lord of the Empty Abodes, demon god
  • Hanuman, ape-god
  • Erlik, god of death and the underworld
  • Tarim

Pictish gods and demi-gods[edit]

  • Jhebbal Sag (also in the Black Kingdoms)
    • Zogar Sag, wizard, shaman and Jhebbal Sag's son
  • Hairy One who lives on the moon, gorilla-god of Gullah
  • Jhil, raven god
    • Children of Jhil, raven familiars

Khitan gods[edit]

  • Yag-Kosha/Yogah of Yag, Demon of the Elder World, from the green planet Yag worshiped by the Yellow-skulled priests of Yun
  • Yun

Other gods[edit]

  • Zamorian spider-god of Yezud
  • Gods of Yag
  • Thog, Xuthalan god, shadow monster
  • Khosatral Khel, Transmutated sorcerer, the ancient from the Abyss, Dagonian god
  • Ollam-onga, Vampire, god of Gazal
  • Dragon gods of Xuchotl
  • Thaug, Giant shadowy monster worshipped by Taramis
  • Gods and goddesses of the night, worshipped by Taramis
  • Erlik
  • Hothath
  • Valka
  • Pteor
  • Yezud
  • Abandinus, from Wishful Thinking

The Oz Saga/Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West[edit]

  • Queen Lurline of the Fairies, Founder of Oz
  • The Unnamed God
  • The Wizard, sometimes considered to be a deity by those who have seen him
  • Saint Elphaba
  • The Nome King
  • The Time Dragon, a sort of demonic, Satanic figure, whose worship includes a Clock which ticks down to the Apocalypse

Stephen King works[edit]

H. P. Lovecraft works[edit]

Melniboné[edit]

Middle-earth[edit]

Queens (Valier)

  • Melkor also known as Morgoth Bauglir - an evil fallen deity.
  • Various Maiar.

Harry Potter[edit]

  • God, the Jewish-Christian god, is often mentioned and invoked
  • Death
  • Merlin Often used instead of god for outlets of blasphemy. Is the prophet and/or founder of magic within the novels.

The Chronicles of Narnia[edit]

  • The Emperor-over-Sea
  • Aslan
  • Tash

Midkemia[edit]

The Higher Gods are connected with the basic matter of the world. They show no interest in the conduct of man. Prayers aren't heard, an answer is not forthcoming. From the four Higher Gods that remained we know: Abram-Sev, the giver of laws, the thunderer; Ev-Dem, the worker from within, the calculator of chances; Graf, the weaver of wishes; and Helbinor, He Who Abstaines. The other three were Ishap, The One Above All; Arch-Indar, the goddess of good and Nalar, the destroyer.

Prayers are made to the Lower Gods. They can be described as forces of nature who are prepared to interact with man. They have a soul and a consciousness, and the more people pray to them, the more powerful they become. That's why supposedly 'dead' gods can return. The Lower Gods who have dealings with Midkemia are divided into three categories:

  • The orderly gods:
    • Silban: the mother of the earth, the bringer of crops, the dreamless sleeper
    • Sung the White: the follower of one path
    • Ka-hooli: the beater of refugees, the indefatigable pursuer, the wargod of revenge, the tracer of the truth behind mysteries
    • Astalon: the righteous, the builder
  • The neutral gods:
    • Ban-ath: the cunning evader, the teaser, the walker through the night, the silent thief of valuable merchandise
    • Kilian: the singer of green silences, the collector of sweet pleasures, the goddess of love
    • Tith-Onanka: the wargod, the tactician, the fortunate warrior
    • Dala: the shield of the weak, the goddess of passive strength, the patroness
  • The chaotic gods:
    • Ruthia: she who dances through the hearts of men, the goddess of unreturned love, the lady of fortune
    • Guis-wa: the howler under the moon, the hunter with the red jaw, the lover of forbidden knowledge, the one who desires everything
    • Prandur: the burner of cities, the spreader of confusion, the bringer of light
    • Lims-Kragma: the stretcher of snares, the mistress of death

Besides these gods there's made a mention of four 'disappeared' gods, among them Sarig, the god of magic. These four will return sometime.

Record of Lodoss War[edit]

Television programs[edit]

Buffyverse[edit]

Supernatural[edit]

Many deities have appeared in Supernatural, and some other characters have been deified, such as Lucifer. The angel Castiel also became a deity when absorbing the souls of monsters from Purgatory. The gods in the show include:

Charmed[edit]

  • The Angel of Death - A being who supervises the transition from death to the afterlife
  • Angels of Destiny - Beings who supervise the destinies of all and protectors of the "Grand Design"
  • The Avatars - Beings with tremendous power, they exist outside of time and space
  • Barbas - The Demon Of Fear
  • Cole Turner - Once a high level half-demon, he became The Source of All Evil, then turned indestructable with a multitude of powers and then an Avatar with infinite powers. After he was finally vanquished, he was sent to "the Void between life and death" as punishment for all his past evil deeds.
  • The Elders - Leaders of Whitelighters, Cupids and the forces of Good.
  • Gideon - One of the most powerful of the Elders
  • The Hollow - An entity considered to be the ultimate power, which consumes all magic, good or bad.
  • The Source Of All Evil - Ruler of the underworld and the forces of Evil.
  • Shax - An evil personification of air and the Source's assassin
  • The Tall Man - An extremely powerful demon who was thought to be indestructible, its been said that he could "swallow worlds"
  • The Triad - They were one of the most powerful of the upper-level demons
  • Zankou - A demon whose power was a threat to The Source

Greek deities, Hindu deities, and many other mythological beings have been adapted into the Charmed version of them. One example of this would be; thousands of years before the main storyline, the Titans once ruled the world, but were abusive of their powers. Seeking to entomb them, the Elders of that time created the Greek gods by infusing mortals with a mystical power beyond their own. Ironically, the self-declared Gods of Mount Olympus would later force the world to worship them too for many years.

Doctor Who[edit]

British sci-fi drama Doctor Who's setting has featured many god-like beings, with rational explanations for their presence. Earlier seasons presented the White Guardian and Black Guardian, personified forces of the universe. There was also the Mara, an evil entity which occupied "the dark places of the inside (or mind)", during the Fifth Doctor era. The first story that featured the Mara, entitled Kinda, contained elements of animistic tribal beliefs, whereas the second story, Snakedance, contained elements of Buddhist belief. The new series features the demonic, Devil-like adversary "The Beast" and its son Abaddon. References have also been made to a Kaled god of war and various other deities inspired by the Beast. In the far-flung future, the feline humanoids called The Sisters of Plenitude worship a Goddess of Antori, although it's clear that some elements of Christianity, such as its hymns, still exist in this era.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess[edit]

  • Aphrodite - Goddess of Love
  • Ares - God of War
  • Callisto - a vengeful warrior who became an immortal, a goddess, a demon, and an angel
  • Dahak - an evil and demonic God
  • Hercules - the legendary hero, son of Zeus
  • Hera - Queen of the Olympian Deities, Goddess of Women and Marriage and sister/wife of Zeus
  • Hope - daughter of Dahak and Gabrielle
  • Zeus - King of the Olympian Deities, God of Sky and Thunder and brother/husband of Hera
  • Gods & Goddesses

Metal Hero Series[edit]

Power Rangers[edit]

  • Dark Spector: The Grand Monarch of Evil, and the ruler over those of the United Alliance of Evil.
  • Animus: Ancestor of the Wild Force Megazord, and Lord of the Wildzords.
  • Loki: Ancient god of mischief and mayhem. Causes the Power Rangers to doubt their allies and turn them against each other.

Super Sentai[edit]

  • The Zyurangers Guardian Beasts are seven avatars who were once one entity in Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger.
    • Ultimate Great Beast God : The original form of all seven Guardian Beasts, said to be the original form of God when the command Ultimate Fusion is given. That Name means "Ultimate Great Beast God".
      • Zyutei Daizyujin (Jūtei Daijūjin): Fusion of Daizyujin and Dragon Caesar. Name means "Beast Emperor Great Beast God".
        • Beast Tank: DinoTanker (Jūsensha: Dainotankā) / Great Beast God: Combination of Tyrannosaurus, ZyuMammoth, Triceratops, SaberTiger and Pteranodon. That name means "Great Beast God".
          • Guardian Beast Tyrannosaurus (Shugojū Tiranozaurusu): Based on the ancient self-proclaimed King of dinosaurs.
          • Guardian Beast ZyuMammoth (Shugojū JūManmosu): Based on the ancient woolly pachyderm.
          • Guardian Beast Triceratops (Shugojū Torikeratopusu): Based on the ancient horned dinosaur.
          • Guardian Beast SaberTiger (Shugojū SāberuTaigā): Based on the ancient feline.
          • Guardian Beast Pteranodon (Shugojū Puteranodon): Based on the ancient flying reptile.
        • Guardian Beast Dragon Caesar (Shugojū Doragon Shīzā): Was really based on the King of Monsters Godzilla but with samurai-like armor.
          • Mighty Dragon God: Combination of Dragon Caesar, ZyuMammoth, Triceratops and SaberTiger. That name means "Mighty Dragon God".
        • Beast Knight God King Brachion (Jūkishin Kingu Burakion) / Super Beast Tank King Tanker (Chō Jūsensha Kingu Tankā): Based on the ancient long-necked dinosaur.
  • Mythical Qi Beasts (Kidenjū): Ancient god-like animals from Gosei Sentai Dairanger, controlled by the Dai tribe.
    • Heavy Armor Qi Palace (Jūkō Kiden): Seven-Star Combination Ryuuseioh, Heavenly Qi Palace, Won Tiger and Daimugen.
      • Dairen'oh (Dairen'ō): Five-Star Fusion of Ryuuseioh, Star-Shishi, Tenma, Qilin and Houou. Name means "Great Union King".
        • Mythical Qi Beast Ryuuseioh (Kidenjū Ryūseiō) / Mythical Qi Warrior Ryuuseioh (Kiden Bujin Ryūseiō): Based on a Chinese dragon. Name means "Dragon Star King".
        • Heavenly Qi Palace (Tenkū Kiden): Four-Star Fusion of Star-Shishi, Tenma, Qilin and Houou.
          • Mythical Qi Beast Star-Shishi (Kidenjū Sei Shishi): Based on the Imperial guardian lions.
          • Mythical Qi Beast Star-Tenma (Kidenjū Sei Tenma): Based on the Chinese version of the winged horse Pegasus.
          • Mythical Qi Beast Star-Qilin (Kidenjū Sei Kirin): Based on the Qilin.
          • Mythical Qi Beast Star-Houou (Kidenjū Sei Houou): Based on the Phoenix.
      • Mythical Qi Beast Won Tiger (Kidenjū Won Taigā) / Mythical Qi Warrior Won Tiger (Kiden Bujin Won Taigā): Based on the White tiger.
        • Kibadaioh (Kibadaiō): New-Star Fusion of Won Tiger, Star-Shishi, Tenma, Qilin and Houou. Name means "Fang Great King".
      • Super Mythical Qi Beast Daimugen (Chō Kidenjū Daimugen) / Super Mythical Qi Warrior Daimugen (Chō Kiden Bujin Daimugen): Based on the Turtle. Name means "Great Infinity".
  • Three God Generals (Sanshinshō): Three sentient mecha who serve as mentors for the Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.
    • Muteki Shogun (Muteki Shōgun): Name means "Invincible General".
    • Holy Stealth Beast Tsubasamaru (Seininjū Tsubasamaru): Based on the falcon. Tsubasa means "wing" while maru means "round".
    • Kakure Daishogun (Kakure Daishōgun): Name means "Hidden Commander-in-Chief".
  • Heavenly Saints: Magical beings who live in Magitopia.
    • Heavenly Arch Saint Magiel: Ruler of Magitopia and most powerful of all the Heavenly Saints.
    • Heavenly Saint Snowgel: Heavenly Saint of the Sparkling Ice Element, who Miyuki Ozu gets her power from to become the White Magician MagiMother.
    • Five Legendary Magicians: The beings who created Magitopia.
      • Heavenly Saint Flagel: Heavenly Saint of the Burning Flame Element, who Kai Ozu gets his power from to become the Red Magician MagiRed.
      • Heavenly Saint Volgel: Heavenly Saint of the Galloping Thunder Element, who Tsubasa Ozu gets his power from to become the Yellow Magician MagiYellow.
      • Heavenly Saint Splagel: Heavenly Saint of the Shaking Water Element, who Urara Ozu gets her power from to become the Blue Magician MagiBlue.
      • Heavenly Saint Wingel: Heavenly Saint of the Blowing Wind Element, who Houka Ozu gets her power from to become the Pink Magician MagiPink.
      • Heavenly Saint Groungel: Heavenly Saint of the Howling Earth Element, who Makito Ozu gets his power from to become the Green Magician MagiGreen.
    • Heavenly Saint Lunagel: Heavenly Saint of the Serene Moonlight Element and the Key to the Gate, whose death would open the Hades Gate.
    • Heavenly Saint Sungel: Heavenly Saint of the Shining Solar Element who gained the human name Hikaru, can become the Heavenly Hero MagiShine.
    • Heavenly Saint Raigel: Meemy's original form before he turned to evil.
    • Heavenly Saint Blagel: Heavenly Saint of the Ferocious, Raging Fire Element, he is the ultimate warrior and champion of the Heavenly Saints. Gained the human name Isamu Ozu, was at the start of the series known as the Dark Magic Knight Wolzard, later joined the cause for good as the Heavenly Hero Wolzard Fire.
    • Heavenly Saint Chronogel: Heavenly Saint Time and Space.

Comics[edit]

DC Universe[edit]

The DC Universe simultaneously adapts every aspect of theology into its mythos, from Greek to Norse to even atheism and various fictional religions. Examples of gods featured in its narrative include:

Various other characters such as Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, gifted with godly strength on par with their benefactors are sometimes considered deities.

Marvel Universe[edit]

Oh My Goddess![edit]

Shaman King[edit]

  • Great Spirit - the ultimate spirit force composed of countless souls. It is a holy, ancient and sentient force that only the Shaman King can wield.
  • Hao Asakura - one of the most powerful Shamans to have ever lived and the main antagonist of the entire series
  • Lady Sati - Leader of the Gandhara group and one of the few Shamans whos power is close to Hao's. Her spirit ally is the Buddha known as Dainichi Nyorai
  • Iron Maiden - Leader of the X-Laws and third in power to Hao. Her spirit ally is the Babylonian God of Justice, Shamash

Yu-Gi-Oh![edit]

Video and tabletop games[edit]

Destroy All Humans! game series[edit]

The furon God is portrayed by a statue which resembles an ancient North American or Hawaiian tiki god.

Dofus[edit]

  • Cra
  • Ecaflip
  • Eniripsa
  • Enutrof
  • Feca
  • Iop
  • Osamodas
  • Sacrier
  • Sadida
  • Sram
  • Xelor
  • Pandawa

Dragon Age: Origins[edit]

The Chantry

  • The Maker - The creator of all living things. His prophet Andraste was sent to proclaim his message. The chantry is a monotheist religion, believing in one god the creator of everything.

The Dwarven Ancestors

  • The Dwarves worship their deceased ancestors and ask them for help and guidance. If a Dwarf commits an act that has a lasting impact on Dwarven Society they are named Paragon, founded their own noble house and are worshipped as living ancestors. For example, the Paragon Branka discovered a smokeless coal that could be burned and provide fuel without any of the side effects on health caused by fumes.

The Elven Pantheon

  • The Dalish Elves worship a pantheon of nine Gods and Goddesses including Andruil the Goddess of the Hunt, June the God of Craft and Fen'Harel the Dread Wolf. The worship of these Gods is usually limited to the clan based Dalish Elves as the city dwelling Elves are expected to follow the doctrine of the Chantry.

Dragon Quest[edit]

  • Empyrea Female Flying Bird worshiped in DQ VIII.
  • Goddess The unnamed Goddess in DQVIII. She is said to have a perfect will.
  • Rhapthorne The demon that conquered the Dark World.
  • Celestia, the goddess who created the celestrians in Dragon Quest IV

Dungeons & Dragons game series[edit]

Main Setting[edit]

Dragonlance[edit]

Forgotten Realms[edit]

Greyhawk[edit]

The Elder Scrolls game series[edit]

  • Altmer (High Elf) Pantheon
    • Auri-El (King of the Aldmer)
    • Lorkhan (The Missing God)
    • Magnus (Magus)
    • Mara (Goddess of Love)
    • Phynaster (Hero-God of the Summerset Isles)
    • Stendarr (God of Mercy, Justice)
    • Syrabane (Warlock's God)
    • Trinimac (Strong god of the early Aldmer)
    • Xerxes (God of Ancestry and Secret Knowledge)
    • Y'ffre (God of the Forest)
  • Bosmer (Wood Elf) Pantheon
    • Arkay (God of the Cycle of Life and Death)
    • Auri-El (King of the Aldmer)
    • Baan Dar (The Bandit God)
    • Herma-Mora (The Woodland Man)
    • Jode (Big Moon God)
    • Jone (Little Moon God)
    • Lorkhan (The Missing God)
    • Mara (Goddess of Love)
    • Stendarr (God of Mercy)
    • Xarxes (God of Ancestry and Secret Knowledge)
    • Y'ffre (God of the Forest)
    • Z'en (God of Toil)
  • Cyrodiil (Imperial) Pantheon or the Nine Divines (sometimes: The Eight and One)

Note: Morihaus and Reman are not part of the Nine Divines, but they are worshipped in Cyrodiil where the cult of the Nine is most popular.

    • Akatosh (Dragon God of Time)
    • Arkay (God of the Cycle of Life and Death)
    • Dibella (Goddess of Beauty)
    • Julianos (God of Wisdom and Logic)
    • Kynareth (Goddess of Air)
    • Mara (Goddess of Love)
    • Morihaus (First Breath of Man)
    • Reman (The Cyrodiil)
    • Stendarr (God of Mercy)
    • Talos (Tiber Septim, the Dragonborn, the One)
    • Zenithar (God of Work and Commerce, Trader God)
  • The Tribunal Temple

Note: Nerevar is not a member of the Tribunal Temple, but the three God-Kings of Morrowind formed the Tribunal Temple by killing him (allegedly).

    • Almalexia (Mother of Morrowind)
    • Nerevar (Godkiller)
    • Sotha Sil (Mage-Tinkerer)
    • Vivec (The Warrior-Poet)
  • Daedra Lords
    • Azura (Dawn and Dusk)
    • Boethiah (Treason, Conspiracy, Plots)
    • Clavicus Vile (Wish-granting through Pacts)
    • Hermaeus Mora (Knowledge, Memory, Divination)
    • Hircine (The Hunt)
    • Jyggalag (Order)
    • Malacath (Patron of the Spurned and Ostracized)
    • Mehrunes Dagon (Destruction, Natural Disasters)
    • Mephala (unknown; sphere is obscured to mortals)
    • Meridia (unknown; sphere is obscured to mortals)
    • Molag Bal (Domination and Enslavement)
    • Namira (Ancient Darkness, Shadowy Spirits)
    • Nocturnal (Night and Shadow)
    • Peryite (the ordering of the lowest orders of Oblivion, Pestilence)
    • Sanguine (Hedonistic Revelry and Debauchery)
    • Sheogorath (Madness)
    • Vaermina (Dreams and Nightmares)
  • Dark Brotherhood

The Dark Brotherhood is a cult and assassins guild. They worship two mysterious beings:

    • Sithis (the Dread Father, Serpent God of Death)
    • The Night Mother (who speaks through the statue of the "Lucky Old Lady")

They also seem to worship some Daedra:

    • Sanguine (Hedonistic Revelry and Debauchery)
    • Mephala (Mystery)
  • Eleswyr (Khajiit) Pantheon
    • Alkosh (Dragon King of Cats)
    • Azura (Goddess of Dusk and Dawn)
    • Baan Dar (The Bandit God)
    • Jode (Big Moon God)
    • Jone (Little Moon God)
    • Lorkhan (The Missing God)
    • Mara (Goddess of Love)
    • Rajhin (Footpad)
    • Riddle'Thar (Two-Moons Dance)
    • Sheogorath (The Madgod)
    • Stendarr (God of Mercy)
  • Skyrim (Nord) Pantheon
    • Alduin (World Eater)
    • Dibella (Goddess of Beauty)
    • Herma-Mora (The Woodland Man)
    • Jhunal (Rune God)
    • Kyne (Kiss at the End)
    • Mara (Goddess of Love)
    • Mauloch (Mountain Fart)
    • Orkey (Old Knocker)
    • Shor (God of the Underworld)
    • Stuhn (God of Ransom)
    • Tsun (God of Trials Against Adversity)
    • Ysmir (Dragon of the North)
  • Yokuda (Redguard) Pantheon
    • Diagna (Orichalc God of the Sideways Blade)
    • HoonDing (The Make Way God)
    • Leki (Saint of the Spirit Sword)
    • Malooc (Horde King)
    • Morwha (Teat God)
    • Onsi (Boneshaver)
    • Ruptga (Tall Papa)
    • Satakal (The Worldskin)
    • Sep (The Snake)
    • Tava (Bird God)
    • Tu'whacca (Tricky God)
    • Zeht (God of Farms)

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem[edit]

RuneQuest[edit]

The world of RuneQuest, created by Greg Stafford, was one of the first to bring myths, cults and religions to become major plot themes, rather than plot devices, in a fantasy setting. It is also very diverse in that it features 13 main pantheons and "arrays" of deities, and numbers some 250 single or small groups of divine aspects.

Main article: Glorantha

Gothic[edit]

  • Innos, god of fire, light and life. Worshipped by the people of Myrthana and Nordmar, fire mages and paladins. Controls the dominance magic. King of Myrthana Rhobar II is the highest representative of Innos among men.
  • Beliar, god of darkness and death. Worshipped in Varant and by the orcs, dark mages, orc shamans and Hashishin priests. Controls the summoning magic. King of Varant, Zuben is the highest representative of Beliar.
  • Adanos, god of neutrality and balance. Worshipped by the water mages, druides and nomads. Controls the transformation magic. In the neverending battle between good and evil, between Innos and Beliar, Adanos mission is to maintain balance between both sides, never letting any side win. A small group of water mages led by Saturas and supported by 'Ring of Water' fighters is representing Adanos.
  • Sleeper, also called Krushak by the orcs, is an evil demon associated with Beliar and seeping its power from the magic ore deposits of Khorinis. He was sealed in an underground temple hundreds of years ago, but managed to obtain mental control over many people, most prominently the ones to form the Swamp Camp sect. Banished by the hero in Gothic 1.

Guild Wars[edit]

  • Balthazar, God of War and Fire.
  • Grenth, God of Death and Ice.
  • Dwayna, Goddess of Life and Air.
  • Lyssa, Goddess of Beauty and Illusion.
  • Melandru, Goddess of Nature and Earth.
  • Kormir, Goddess of Truth.
  • Abaddon, Former God of Knowledge and Water, God of Secrets.
  • Dhuum, Former God of Death.
  • Menzies, Lord of Destruction, half-brother of Balthazar.
  • The Great Dwarf, Patron God of Dwarves
  • The Great Destroyer, Nemesis of the Great Dwarf

Legacy of Kain[edit]

  • The Elder God - The main antagonist of the Legacy of Kain series. Immortal, omnipresent and omniscient this ancient being claims to be the power behind the "Wheel of Fate"; a cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
  • The Ancient Vampires - were one of the two dominating races of Nosgoth. A race of blue-skinned, cloven hand & footed, winged humanoids; they've been described as "god-like" and were the creators of the Pillars of Nosgoth. It was their sworn enemies the Hylden who cursed them into becoming the world's first blood-drinking Vampires. Janos Audron is the last survivor their race.
  • The Hylden - were one of the dominating races of Nosgoth and sworn enemies of the Ancient Vampires who had banished them to a Demon Dimension. They've been described as similar to the Ancient Vampires in power but "different in method and intent". Their stay within the Demon realm not only granted the Hylden immortality, it also warped theirs minds and deformed their bodies. Their most common appearance is that of pale-skinned humanoids with green-flaming eyes and head; along with various deformities. Although they can use magic, the Hylden are usually depicted using their own highly advanced technology; preferring machinery over sorcery.
  • Kain - as the Scion of Balance Kain is the only being capable of harming the Elder God. After having gained and evolved numerous powers and abilities over the centuries, as well as adding that with his role as Balance guardian, which provides all the magic that the position grants; Kain is one of the most powerful beings in Nosgoth; having far surpassed the power of any ordinary Vampire.
  • Raziel - is a wraith; champion to the Hylden & Vampire races and destined to be the spirit of the Soul Reaver sword. His ability of Free Will makes him completely unpredictable by all beings who can observe time; even the Elder God can't see or anticipate what his next move will be. His other ability makes him virtually indestructible/ immortal and keeps him from returning to the cycle of the Wheel of Fate. Nosgoths destiny hangs largely on the choices Raziel makes, constantly making him the focus of most, if not all of the forces around him.
  • The Pillars of Nosgoth - are a manifestation of the elements that preserved and gave life to the world. A semi-sentient edifice towering high into the Earth's atmosphere and deep into the ground; it consists of nine mystical columns of white marble, each representing a different function; Mind, Nature, Energy, States, Time, Dimension, Conflict, Death and Balance; which binds them all together. Selecting nine random beings from birth, the Pillars empower each individual with magical abilities related to the element of the Pillar they will serve and protect.

The Legend of Zelda[edit]

Various characters are described as gods or deities in The Legend of Zelda series. While the three primary gods of Hyrule are its three creator goddesses (Din, Farore and Nayru) as worshipped by Hylians, Dekus, Gorons and Zoras alike, there are other guardian spirits on Earth such as The Great Deku Tree, Lord Jabu-Jabu (or Jabun) and Valoo who act in a divine, planetary guardian role and are worshiped as deities. Operating in a similar protective role of the planet are the Light Spirits, Ordona, Faron, Eldin, and Lanayru. Other characters such as Zephos and Cyclos, while clearly demonstrating godlike abilities, have not had their place in the pantheon of Hylian gods and spirits clearly established. The major gods are channeled through various sages and oracles, the oracles carrying names in likeness of their gods. Separate from the rest of the species and races of Hyrule, the Gerudo worship a fourth sand goddess, although it is unclear whether or not she actually exists.

Alternate worlds such as Termina seem to carry their own pantheon of gods, such as its creator gods, The Four Giants and "The Fierce Deity". Foreign lands seem to also have gods or spirits protecting them separately, such as the Maku Tree of Labrynna and Maku Tree of Holodrum. The Wind Fish is another deity of power enough to create an entire living world within his sleeping mind. In addition to these, several central villains of the series who did not start life as gods have either achieved the status, power or at least belief in themselves as such later in their character histories, including Ganondorf, Vaati and Majora.

Little Big Adventure[edit]

Lone Wolf[edit]

  • Kai (sun god)
  • Ishir (lady of the moon)
  • Naar (lord of Evil)

Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim[edit]

Mortal Kombat[edit]

Lollipop Chainsaw[edit]

Various gods and deities appear in this game.

  • The Malicious Lords, whom Swan mentions, appear to be the Gods of Rotten World
  • Zed, the Punk Rock God
  • Vikke, the God of Viking Metal
  • Mariska, the God of Psychedlia
  • Josey, the God of Funk
  • Lewis Legend, the God of Rock 'n Roll
  • Killabilly, appearing at the game's climax, is the Ultimate God of all Zombies, and the "Zombie of Zombies."

RuneScape[edit]

Elder gods
  • Jas: Elder Goddess of Time, part of the trio that created Gielinor. She enslaved the Dragonkin to protect the Stone of Jas.
  • Ful: Elder Goddess of Fire and Constancy, part of the trio that created Gielinor. She created the Elder Kiln and the TokHaar.
  • Mah: An evil Elder God who created Freneskae.
Younger gods
  • Guthix: God of Balance, first and the most powerful non-Elder god in RuneScape. Patron god of nature. Draws power from balance in nature rather than followers, unlike other gods. He was killed by the Mahjarrat Sliske.
  • Saradomin: God of Order and Wisdom, though he is a bit shifty. Patron god of most humans. Symbol is a four-pointed star.
  • Zamorak: God of Chaos, was once a Mahjarrat. Achieved godhood by impaling Zaros with the godstaff of Armadyl. Symbol is a three-pronged design, like an inverted "W".
  • Zaros: God of Control and Ambition. Symbol is a slightly rotated, purple Celtic cross. He was the most powerful god in the Second Age, but was usurped by his Mahjarrat general Zamorak. He is currently plotting his return with his scarce following.
  • Armadyl: God of Justice, disappeared after the God Wars. Patron god of all things winged.
  • Bandos: God of War. Patron god of goblins, cyclopes, ogres and orks and other races alike. He is cruel and manipulative. He was killed by Armadyl.
  • Seren: Crystal goddess of peace, growth, and the world's soul. Worshipped by the Elves.
  • Brassica Prime: A giant cabbage and god of the cabbages. His alignment is unknown.
  • Elidinis: The river goddess of fertility. Part of the Desert Pantheon.
  • Amascut the Devourer: Goddess of destruction, formerly rebirth, until her mind was corrupted. Part of the Desert Pantheon.
  • Tumeken: God of Light. Leader of the Desert Pantheon.
  • Marimbo: Patron goddess of the monkeys of Ape Atoll. She is described as cheeky.
  • Unnamed Camel god: God of the camels. Not part of the Desert Pantheon.
  • Scabaras: God of the scarabites, having to do with isolation. Part of the Desert Pantheon.
  • The Kendal: A god who takes the form of a bear. Worshipped by the Mountain Tribe. Likely based on the Grendel from the poem Beowulf.
  • Icthlarin: Demigod of the dead. Part of the Desert Pantheon.
  • Het: The god of mind and body health. Part of the Desert pantheon.
  • Crondis: Goddess of resourcefulness. Part of the Desert Pantheon.
  • Apmeken: Goddess of mental pleasures. Part of the Desert Pantheon.
  • Skargaroth: An ancient god who was killed by Guthix, ending the God Wars on the latter's realm.
  • Tuska: A boar-like goddess who participated in the Naragi God Wars on Guthix' realm. She is currently ravaging other dimensions.
  • Karamjan god: An otherwise unnamed patron god of the tropical island Karamja.

Shadow World[edit]

Sonic the Hedgehog[edit]

  • Chaos - referred to as the God of Destruction
  • Solaris
  • Dark Gaia {evil being of darkness in Sonic Unleashed}
  • Light Gaia {Being of light and the one to stop Dark Gaia in "Sonic Unleashed"}

Soul[edit]

  • Ares - Greek God of War. He wants the sword Soul Edge for himself and has sent his servant to retrieve it
  • Hephaestus - Greek God of Fire, Forge and Smithery. Hephaestus views Soul Edge as an abomination to his name and has sent many to destroy it
  • Inferno - the soul of the evil sword Soul Edge. Although the sword itself is its physical body, the spirit can manifest as a flaming humanoid
  • Soul Calibur - a sentient spirit sword forged from purified fragments of Soul Edge. It was created to oppose and destroy its counterpart
  • Algol - creator of the sword Soul Calibur. He is known as "The Hero King"

Silent Hill[edit]

  • God - Female deity worshipped by The Order. Mother of Xuchilbara and Lobsel Vith. According to dogma, she died while attempting to create paradise for mankind.
  • Xuchilbara - The red god and god of rebirth.
  • Lobsel Vith - The yellow god.
  • Samael - The evil God the Silent Hill cultists attempt to summon.

Touhou Project game series[edit]

Different types of deities exist in the fictional Touhou universe. Additionally, various characters have godlike powers.

  • Suika Ibuki (oni)
  • Suwako Moriya (mountain goddess)
  • Komachi Onozuka (shinigami)
  • Sikieiki Yamaxanadu (Yama/Enma)
  • Kanako Yasaka (wind and rain goddess)

Warhammer Fantasy[edit]

Warhammer 40,000[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

See also[edit]