Deities (or Gods) are powerful supernatural beings representing the dominant authority of a religion.
Deities are created from the prayers and beliefs of humanity. Over time, people formed their own collective pantheons and religions for their gods amongst the humans, which attracted many followers across the Earth. These deities were worshiped for centuries, and in some cases, millennia. Due to the worship, these deities became immensely powerful and forced humans to worship them as all-powerful supreme beings. These tribes, cultures and religions among the humans attracted many followers for the different gods and pantheons, some of which gave the deities they worshipped tributes such as human sacrifices to appease and/or strengthen the gods or be granted positive climate from the gods in question in exchange.
Gods are depicted in a variety of forms, they are frequently portrayed as having a humanoid shape. Some deities possess animalistic or monstrous features. Still, other deities take on shapes other than beastly or humanoid forms. However, gods usually take human form for masquerading as humans and blending in and/or socialising.
Gods' views, stances and beliefs can sometimes vary and conflict among them, although many gods do share common personality traits. Some gods can also be very cruel and sadistic, particularly towards humans, whom they commonly eat as food and/or torture as playthings.
As deities, they are powerful beings. However, there are numerous differences between them, from their age to their abilities. They may also hold differing stances on certain events or they may be sectarian and be against other beliefs and religions. Many of them are prideful and arrogant, and see themselves as all-powerful supreme beings. Each god usually apparently believes in the lore and beliefs set by the religion or pantheon it is worshipped by their followers.
Powers and Abilities Edit
The gods are superhuman beings with a variety of magical powers, such as control of the weather and seas. In addition to their immortality, all gods draw most of their power from their sphere of control or domain, but they all share certain powers, and even abilities specific to their individual domains can sometimes overlap. Normally, it depends on each type of deity and how old and powerful they are. They also gain power through worship from humans.
Gods possess a nearly limitless amount of magical control over their domain, as well as many general powers including levitation, teleportation, telepathy, physical abilities such as strength and stamina which surpasses those of mortals, and manipulating the elements among other vast amounts of control over the world. Gods are also unharmed by most conventional methods of killing, except for certain forms which can again vary between them.
Among the powers some certain deities possess is that they can positively influence vegetation, crops and/or the weather. In these cases, the influencing power can work to grant more peaceful weather or better harvest for humans, though often in exchange for human sacrifice.