List of deities in Marvel Comics

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Marvel Comics includes many characters based on deities from several mythological pantheons. The most significant one is Thor, a character based on the deity of the same name from Norse mythology. Other deities from Norse myths were adapted for Thor's supporting cast, along with Heracles and other deities from Greek mythology.[1] Deities from other pantheons are also adapted from time to time.

Deities[edit]

Pantheon Character Based on First appearance Notes
Ahau (Maya gods) Ah Puch Ah Puch Thor Annual #10 (October 1982) God of the Dead
Gucumatz / Kukulkán Q'uq'umatz / Kukulkan X-Men #25 (October 1966) God of the Wind
Hunab Ku Hunab Ku Marvel: The End #2 (May 2003) God of the Sky
Itzamna Itzamna Infinity Gauntlet #2 (August 1991) God of the Sun
Wayep Wayeb' Amazing Spider-Man #556 (June 2008) God of Mischief
Akua (Hawaiian/Polynesian gods) Pele Pele X-Force #81 (September 1998) Goddess of Volcanoes
Amatsu-Kami (Japanese gods) Amaterasu Amaterasu Wolverine #32 (October 1990) Goddess of the Sun
Ame-No-Mi-Kumari Ame-No-Mi Kumari Ares #5 (July 2006) Goddess of Water
Bishamon Bishamonten Ares #5 (July 2006) God of War and Fortune
Ho Ti Hotei Bizarre Adventures #32 (August 1982) God of Happiness
Inari Inari Ōkami Wolverine Soultaker #4 (July 2005) God of Rice
Izanagi Izanagi Thor #300 (October 1980) God of the Sky
Kaminari Kaminari-sama Ares #5 (July 2006) Goddess of Thunder and Lightning
Mikaboshi Amatsu-Mikaboshi Thor: Blood Oath #6 (February 2006) God of Evil
Susanoo Susanoo-no-Mikoto Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1 (September 2009) God of the Sea and Storm
Tsukuyomi Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1 (September 2009) God of the Moon
Annunaki (Mesopotamian gods) Anu Anu Thor #300 (October 1980) God of Heaven
Aqhat Aqhat Citizen V and the V-Battalion Everlasting #1 (March 2002)
Ba'al Baal / Hadad Wolverine #11 (September 1989) God of Storms
Dagon Dagon Conan the Barbarian #59 (February 1976) God of Wind and Air
Ereshkigal Ereshkigal Thor Annual #10 (October 1982) Goddess of the Dead
Inanna Inanna Hellstorm #15 (June 1994) Goddess of Love and War
Lilith Lilith Ghost Rider #28 (August 1992) Mother of All Demons
Marduk Marduk Citizen V and the V-Battalion Everlasting #2 (May 2002) God of Judgment and Magic
Nergal Nergal Conan the Barbarian #30 (September 1973) God of Death and Pestilence
Ningal Ningal Chamber of Chills #4 (May 1973) God of Metal
Saja Original creation of Scott Lobdell and Don Perlin with no actual connection to Mesopotamian mythology. Marvel Comics Presents #47 (April 1990) God of Messengers
Tammuz Dumuzid Conan the Barbarian #30 (September 1973) God of Shepherds and Fertility
Apu (Inca gods) Inti Inti Incredible Hercules #116 (June 2008) God of the Sun
Viracocha Viracocha Thor Annual #7 (September 1978) God of the Sky and Heavens
Asgardians (Norse gods) Amora / Enchantress Original creation of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby with no association in actual Norse myth. Journey into Mystery #103 (April 1964) Goddess of Magic and Sorcery
Balder Baldr Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962) God of Light and Purity
Bor Borr Journey into Mystery #97 (October 1963) Patriarch of the Asgardians
Buri / Tiwaz Búri Journey into Mystery #97 (October 1963) Patriarch of the Asgardians
Frigga Frigg Journey into Mystery #92 (May 1963) Goddess of Marriage and Childbirth
Frey Freyr Thor #294 (April 1980) God of the Sun, Rain and The Harvest
Freya Freyja Thor #321 (October 1993) Goddess of Love, Beauty and Fertility
Heimdall Heimdallr Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962) God of Protection and Sentinel of the Gates of Asgard
Hela Hel Journey into Mystery #102 (March 1964) Goddess of Death; Ruler of Hel
Hermod Hermóðr Thor #274 (August 1978) God of Messengers and Speed
Hoder Höðr Thor #274 (August 1978) God of Night, Winter and Snow
Idunn Iðunn Journey into Mystery #114 (March 1965). Goddess of Immortality
Jord Jörð Doctor Strange #6 (February 1975) as Gaea Goddess of Earth (one of the many forms and names used by Gaea.)
Karnilla Original creation of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby with no association in actual Norse myth. Journey into Mystery #107 (August 1964) Queen of Nornheim; Goddess of Magic
Laufey Laufey Journey into Mystery #112 (January 1965) King of the Frost Giants
Loki Loki Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962) God of Mischief and Evil
Mimir Mímir Thor #240 (October 1975), God of Knowledge and Wisdom
Njord Njörðr Thor #274 (August 1978) God of the Sea, Winds and Storms
Norns: Urd, Skuld, and Verandi Norns Journey into Mystery #102 (March 1964) Goddesses of Destiny
Odin Odin Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962) God of the Sky, Knowledge and Death
Sigyn Sigyn Thor #275 (September 1978) Goddess of Fidelity
Sif Sif Journey into Mystery #102 (March 1964) Goddess of War and The Hunt; Shieldmaiden of Asgard
Surtur Surtr Journey into Mystery #97 (October 1963) Ruler of Muspelheim
Thor Thor Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962) God of Thunder and Lightning
Tyr Týr Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962) God of War
Valkyrie Brynhildr Avengers #83 (December 1970) Shieldmaiden of Asgard; Leader of the Valkyrior
Vidar Víðarr Thor Annual #12 (1984) God of the Hunt
Volla Fulla Thor #127 (April 1966) Goddess of Prophecy
Warriors Three: Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg Original creations of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby with no association in actual Norse myth. Journey into Mystery #119 (August 1965)
Australian Aboriginal gods Altjira Altjira Marvel Comics Presents #16 (April 1989) God of the Dreamtime
Julunggul / Rainbow Serpent Julunggul Incredible Hercules #117 (July 2008) Goddess of Fertility
Daevas (Hindu gods) Brahma Brahma Thor #301 (November 1980) God of Creation
Ganesha Ganesha She-Hulk #25 (March 2008) God of Wisdom
Kali Kali Amazing High Adventure #5 (December 1986) Goddess of Destruction
Indra Indra Thor #301 (November 1980) God of Storm and Thunder
Maya Maya Amazing High Adventure #5 (December 1986) Goddess of Illusions
Ratri Ratri Amazing High Adventure #5 (December 1986) Goddess of the Night
Shiva Shiva Thor #361 (May 2003) God of Destruction and Transformation
Vishnu Vishnu Marvel Classics Comics #23 (November 1977) God of Heaven and Preservation
Yama Yama Thor Annual #10 (October 1982) God of Death
Dievas (Slavic gods) Chernobog Chernobog Incredible Hulks #621 (March 2011) God of Chaos and Night
Perun Perun Captain America #352 (April 1989) God of Thunder
Svarog Svarog Thor #300 (October 1980) God of the Sky
Diwatas (Philippine gods) Anitun Anitong Tawo Invincible Iron Man #2 (August 2008) Goddess of Wind, Lightning and Rain
Heliopolitans (Egyptian gods) Anubis Anubis Son of Satan #5 (August 1976) God of Funerals and Mummification
Atum Atum / Ra Thor #300 (October 1980) God of the Sun
Bast Bastet Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966) God of Pleasure, Poetry, Music and Dancing
Bes Bes Thor #396 (October 1988) God of Luck and Probability; Protector of Households
Geb Geb Thor #241 (November 1975) God of Earth, Fertility and the Harvest
Horus Horus Thor #240 (Oct 1975) God of the Sky and Sun
Isis Isis Thor #240 (October 1975) Goddess of Fertility
Khonshu Khonsu Moon Knight #1 (November 1980) God of the Moon and Vengeance
Neith Neith Doctor Strange #6 (February 1975) as Gaea Goddess of Earth (one of the many forms and names used by Gaea)
Nun Nu Thor Annual #10 (October 1982) as the Demiurge God of the Watery Abyss
Nut Nut Thor #241 (November 1975) Goddess of the Sky
Osiris Osiris Thor #240 (Oct 1975) God of the Dead
Sekhmet Sekhmet Avengers #112 (July 1973) God of War
Set Set Marvel Feature #6 (September 1976) God of Chaos and Creation
Seth Set Thor #240 (Oct 1975) God of Evil
Sobek Sobek Black Panther Vol. 5, #3 (June 2009) God of Crocodiles and Rivers
Thoth Thoth Marvel Feature Vol. 2, #6 (September 1976) God of Wisdom
Inua (Inuit gods) Hodiak Original creation of John Byrne with no actual connection to Inuit mythology. Alpha Flight #7 (February 1984) God of the Sky; father of Nelvanna
Narya / Snowbird Original creation of John Byrne with no actual connection to Inuit mythology. Uncanny X-Men #120 (April 1979) Goddess of Nature and Animals; daughter of Nelvanna
Nelvanna Original creation of John Byrne with no actual connection to Inuit mythology. Alpha Flight #7 (February 1984) Goddess of the Northern Lights; mother of Narya
Sedna Sedna Thor #3 (September 1998) Goddess of the Sea and Death
Turoq the Shaper Original creation of John Byrne with no actual connection to Inuit mythology. Alpha Flight #7 (February 1984) God of Change
Jumala (Finnish gods) Ukko Ukko Thor #300 (October 1980) God of the Sky
Vammatar Vammatar Savage Sword of Conan #39 (April 1979) Goddess of Pain and Suffering
Manidoog (Native American gods) Haokah Heyoka Captain America #11 (May 2003) God of Thunder
Hotamintanio Hotamétaneo'o Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #25 (January 1991) God of Warriors
Iktomi Iktomi Dances with Demons #1 (September 1993) God of Trickery
Manitou Gitche Manitou Thor #300 (October 1980) God of the Sky and Creation
Owayodata Original creation of Roy Thomas and John Buscema with no association in actual Native American myth. Avengers #80 (September 1970) God of the Hunt
Nanabozho Nanabozho Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #25 (January 1991) God of Mischief
Tawa Tawa Thor Annual #10 (October 1982) God of the Sun
Tomazooma Original creation of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby with no association in actual Native American myth. Thor #300 (October 1980) God of Kinship and Storytelling
Olympians (Greek and Roman gods) Asclepius Asclepius / Vejovis Ares #4 (June 2006) God of Medicine and Healing
Apollo Apollo Thor Annual #5 (November 1976) God of Light, Poetry, Prophecy and Medicine
Ares Ares / Mars Thor #129 (June 1966) God of War
Artemis Artemis / Diana Thor #129 (June 1966) Goddess of the Hunt, Animals and the Moon
Athena Athena / Minerva Thor #164 (May 1969) Goddess of Military Strategy, Wisdom, Arts and Crafts
Bia Bia Avengers #50 (March 1968) God of Might
Cupid Eros / Cupid Avengers #283 (September 1987) God of Love and Affection
Deimos Deimos Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #32 (August 1991) God of Terror
Demeter Demeter / Ceres Fantastic Four Vol. 3, #21 (September 1999) Goddess of Fertility, Agriculture and the Harvest
Dionysus Dionysus / Bacchus Thor #129 (June 1966) God of Wine and Revelry
Fates Moirai: Atropos, Clotho and Lachesis Journey into Mystery #102 (March 1964) as the Norns Goddesses of Destiny (one of the many forms and names used by the Norns)
Furies Erinyes / Dirae: Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone Avengers #50 (March 1968) Goddesses of Vengeance and Retribution
Gaea Gaia / Terra Doctor Strange #6 (February 1975) Goddess of Earth
Hebe Hebe / Juventas Ka-Zar #1 (August 1970) Goddess of Youth
Hecate Hecate / Trivia Ms. Marvel #11 (Nov 1977) Goddess of Magic and Witchcraft
Hercules Heracles / Hercules Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (1965) God of Strength
Hephaestus Hephaestus / Vulcan Thor #129 (June 1966) God of Fire, Smiths, Metalworking and the Forge
Hera Hera / Juno Thor #129 (June 1966) Goddess of Marriage and Fidelity
Hermes Hermes / Mercury Thor #129 (June 1966) God of Speed, Merchants, Travelers and Thieves; Messenger of Olympus
Hippolyta Hippolyta Thor #127 (April 1966) Queen of the Amazons; daughter of Ares
Kratos Kratos Avengers #50 (March 1968) God of Force
Neptune Poseidon / Neptune Tales to Astonish #70 (August 1965) God of the Sea, Storms, Earthquakes and Horses
Nox Nyx / Nox Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #31 (July 1991) Goddess of the Night
Pan Pan Infinity: The Hunt #2 (December 2013) God of Nature, the Wilderness, Shepherds and Flocks
Persephone Persephone / Proserpina Avengers Annual #23 (1994) Goddess of Spring; Queen of the Underworld
Phobos Phobos Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #32 (August 1991) God of Fear
Pluto Hades / Pluto Thor #127 (April 1966) God of the Dead and the Underworld
Rhode Rhodos Venus #18 (February 1952) Goddess of the Sea
Thanatos Thanatos Incredible Hercules #138 (January 2010) God of Death
Venus Aphrodite / Venus Venus #1 (August 1948) Goddess of Love and Beauty
Vesta Hestia / Vesta Thor #301 (November 1980) Goddess of the Home and Hearth
Zeus Zeus / Jupiter Venus #5 (June 1949) God of the Sky, Thunder, Law, Order and Justice
Tenger (Turkic/Mongolian gods) Erlik Erlik Conan the Barbarian #19 (October 1972) God of Death and Evil
Ulgen Ülgen Thor #300 (October 1980) God of Light
Tēteoh (Aztec gods) Huitzilopochtli Huitzilopochtli Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1 (September 2009) God of the Sun
Quetzalcoatl Quetzalcoatl Thor #300 (October 1980) God of the Sky
Tezcatlipoca Tezcatlipoca Thor #300 (October 1980) God of War
Tuatha Da Dannan (Celtic gods) Bodb Derg / The Red Lord Bodb Derg Knights of Pendragon #17 (November 1991) God of War and Destruction
Bran the Blessed Brân the Blessed She-Hulk #24 (February 2008)
Caber Cairbre Thor #398 (December 1988) God of Speed and Bards
Cernunnos Cernunnos Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Annual #3 (June 1993) God of Animals and the Hunt
Cúchulain Cú Chulainn Thor: Blood Oath #1 (November 2005))
The Dagda The Dagda Thor #398 (December 1988) God of Magic
Gwynn Gwyn ap Nudd / Fionn mac Cumhaill Mystic Arcana Black Knight #1 (September 2007) God of Springtime
Leir Ler / Manannán mac Lir Thor #386 (December 1987) God of Lightning and the Spear
The Morrigan The Morrígan Black Knight #3 (August 1990) Goddess of Battle
Niamh / Lady of the Lake Niamh / Lady of the Lake Hulk Comic #18 (July 1979) Goddess of Lakes
Nuada Nuada Airgetlám Thor #300 (October 1980) God of Warriors
Taranis Taranis Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Annual #3 (June 1993) God of Thunder and the Elements
Vodū (African gods) Anansi Anansi Amazing Spider-Man #48 (February 2003) God of Wisdom and Trickery
Avlekete Avlekete Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #17 (May 1990) Goddess of the Sea
Buluku Nana Buluku Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #17 (May 1990) God of the Sky
Dam-Ayido Wede / Damballah Ayida-Weddo / Damballa Dracula Lives! #2 (September 1973) God of Serpents
Eschu / Eleggua Eshu / Elegua Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #17 (May 1990) God of Crossroads and Communication
Ghekre / Gorilla God Gbekre Avengers #62 (March 1969) God of Judgment
Legba Papa Legba Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #17 (May 1990) God of Gateways
Lusa Lisa Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #17 (May 1990) God of the Sun
Mahu Mawu Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #17 (May 1990) Goddess of the Moon
Ogun Ogun Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #17 (May 1990) God of War
Ezili / Oshun Erzulie / Oshun Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #17 (May 1990) Goddess of Love
Sagbata / Baron Samedi Sopona / Baron Samedi / Babalú-Ayé Strange Tales #171 (December 1973) God of Death and Disease
Shango Shango / Xevioso Thor Annual #10 (October 1982) God of Thunder and Lightning
Xian (Chinese gods) Monkey King Sun Wukong Iron Man 2.0 #5 (July 2011)
Shou-Hsing Shouxing Marvel: The End #2 (May 2003) God of Health and Longevity
Yu Huang Jade Emperor Thor #300 (October 1980) God of Heaven
Yazatas (Zoroastrian gods) Atar Atar Marvel: The End #2 (May 2003) God of Fire
Mithra Mithra Savage Sword of Conan #2 (October 1974) God of Light and Justice

False deities[edit]

Several beings have either claimed to be gods, or were mistaken for gods. These include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent Tomasso (July 8, 2016). "Marvel's Hercules". Reboot the past. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 

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