Gods & Pantheons

Fantasy Historical Pantheons

The Egyptian, Greek, and Norse pantheons are fantasy interpretations of historical Earth religions. Mix and match these deities outside of a historical context to serve your game’s needs.

Egyptian Pantheon

These gods are a dynasty of an ancient divine family, heirs to the rulership of the cosmos. They maintain the universal forces of truth, justice, law, and order. As kings and queens lead their vassals, these gods guide their worshippers through mortality and beyond.

Greek Pantheon

These gods rule from a sky-high mountain realm called Olympus, but they are far from removed from mortal affairs. Deities of this pantheon possess terrifying power over natural forces but are ruled by all-too-human passions that cause them to perpetually bicker, fall in love, and war with one another—often at the expense of mortal bystanders caught in their wake.

Norse Pantheon

These gods hold court over harsh lands that can claim the lives of mortals not strong or clever enough to survive. This struggle is mirrored in the pantheon’s cosmic struggle: perpetual warfare against forces working to end everything. Their powers and bombastic personalities reflect the strong leadership and decisive action required to survive, while embracing life’s pleasures.

Egyptian Deities

DeitySuggested DomainsSymbol
Anubis, god of judgment and guide to the deadDeathBlack jackal
Bast, goddess of cats and vengeanceWarCat
Hathor, goddess of love, music, and motherhoodLife, LightHorned cow
Isis, goddess of fertility and magicKnowledge, LifeAnkh and star
Nephthys, goddess of death and griefDeathHorns around a lunar disk
Osiris, god of nature and the underworldLife, NatureCrook and flail
Ptah, god of crafts and secretsCrafting, KnowledgeBull
Ra, god of the sun, ruler of the godsLife, LightSolar disk encircled by serpent
Set, god of darkness and disasterTempest, TrickeryCoiled cobra
Sobek, god of waterNature, TempestCrocodile head
Thoth, god of knowledge and wisdomKnowledgeIbis

Greek Deities

DeitySuggested DomainsSymbol
Aphrodite, goddess of love and beautyLightSeashell
Apollo, god of light, music, and healingKnowledge, Life, LightLyre
Ares, god of war and strifeWarSpear
Artemis, goddess of hunting and childbirthLife, NatureBow and arrow on lunar disk
Athena, goddess of wisdom and civilizationKnowledge, WarOwl
Demeter, goddess of agricultureLife, NatureCornucopia (horn-of-plenty)
Dionysus, god of mirth and wineLifeThyrsus (staff tipped with a pinecone)
Hades, god of the underworldDeathBlack ram
Hecate, goddess of magic and the moonKnowledge, TrickerySetting moon
Hephaestus, god of smithing and craftCraftingHammer and anvil
Hera, goddess of family and intrigueLife, TrickeryPeacock feather
Hermes, god of travel and commerceTrickeryCaduceus (winged staff and serpents)
Pan, god of natureNatureSyrinx (pan pipes)
Poseidon, god of the seaTempestTrident
Zeus, god of the sky, ruler of the godsTempestLightning bolt

Norse Deities

DeitySuggested DomainsSymbol
Baldur, god of beauty and poetryLife, LightGem-encrusted silver chalice
Forseti, god of justice and lawLightHead of a bearded man
Freya, goddess of fertility and loveLife, LightFalcon
Heimdall, god of watchfulness and loyaltyLight, WarCurling musical horn
Hel, goddess of the underworldDeathWoman’s face, rotting on one side
Loki, god of thieves and trickeryTrickeryFlame
Njord, god of sea and windNature, TempestGold coin
Sif, goddess of warWarRaised sword
Odin, god of knowledge and warKnowledge, WarWatching blue eye
Thor, god of thunder, strength, and warTempest, WarHammer
Uller, god of hunting and winterNatureLongbow

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