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     Gods In Supernatural
Before we get down to brass tacks, some ground rules. No slaughtering each other. Curb your wrath. Oh, and uh, keep your hands off the local virgins. We're trying to keep a low profile here.

Gods In Supernatural

"Your story. Not ours. Westerners, I swear—the sheer arrogance. You think you're the only ones on Earth? You pillage and you butcher in your God's name. But you're not the only religion, and he's not the only God. And now you think you can just rip the planet apart? You're wrong."

The Gods of Supernatural come from a variety of religions all over the world. Most of them share certain characteristics, such as feeding on humans to survive and do not go to Purgatory upon death like monsters nor do they go to Heaven or Hell. It has not yet been explained where they come from or how they fit in with the larger world. The God of the Abrahamic religions is an entirely different being. He is far more powerful without relying on worship, the father of the angels, and the major deity in Supernatural, which is heavily influenced by Judeo-Christian tradition.

However, there are many other gods who appear through the series. Some may be referred to as pagan gods from the polytheistic traditions of Europe and North Africa, who no longer have the same amount of tribute and sacrifices they once had, causing them to turn to alternative methods of finding sustenance and worship. Others are gods of religions which are not of the Abrahamic tradition, and still have many worshipers today, including Indian and traditional folk religions.

Tropes about Supernatural gods in general:

  • All Myths Are True: In the photo above, Mercury sits between Baron Samedi and Baldur.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Most gods need human sacrifices for power. While some accept praise and tributes, many prefer flesh and blood. They aren't very happy if they've fallen out of style and have had to turn to other methods to maintain themselves. Averted with the Abrahamic God, Who does not need worship and is portrayed as something completely different from the others.
    • What sets them apart from most other versions of this trope is that all of the worship is the world in of itself is worthless to them. Same with consuming humans. They require both a human to be ritualistically murdered specifically devoted to them and then to eat said human to maintain or increase their power.
  • Homage: Many of the gods and their thirst for blood are reminiscent of Neil Gaiman's works, especially American Gods.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: One of the unsettling traits of many of the gods, although there are exceptions.
  • Jerkass Gods: Most, but not all, of them look down on humans.
  • Kill the God: What most hunters attempt to do, due to the tendency of gods to cause human death and suffering.
  • Physical God: Although they have remarkable powers, they still can be killed.
  • We Are Everywhere: Kali claims there are billions of them and we have seen them pose as news reporters, kind old octogenarians, hotel concierges, and cooks.

Abrahamic Mythology


Portrayed by Rob Benedict

Dean: If there's a God, what the hell is He waiting for, huh? Genocide? Monsters roaming the earth? The freaking Apocalypse? At what point does He lift a damn finger and help the poor bastards that are stuck down here?
Castiel: The Lord—
Dean: If you say "works in mysterious ways," so help me, I will kick your ass!

  • All-Powerful Bystander: God is more powerful than everything else in the series except perhaps Death, making him The Omnipotent. He was well-aware of the Apocalypse, monsters on Earth, the danger posed by Lucifer, civil wars in Heaven, the threat of the Leviathans, screwed-up afterlife, etc. He refuses to do anything about it, except save the Winchesters once or twice and resurrect Castiel.
  • Big Good: On the rare occasions He does appear, it's as this.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: God created creatures like the Leviathans and Lucifer with the implication that He knew how they'd turn out, left His angels to run things, and refuses to intervene to stop bad things from happening. This is because He's a big fan of free will, so He just sits back and gives little nudges in the right direction.
    • Of course, God still intervenes from time to time to ensure the outcome He wants, so how much He allows for free will is questionable.
  • Cain and Abel: It's revealed in Season 11's "Our Little World" that God is the younger brother of the Darkness. He is the Abel (the good, younger sibling) to the Darkness' Cain (the bad, older sibling). God betrayed His sister so that He could create the universe and also because the Darkness proved to be highly dangerous and amoral.
  • Disappeared Dad: To the angels, also known to be His "children."
  • Divine Intervention: It's revealed in "Dark Side of the Moon" that He was the one who rescued Sam and Dean, sped Sam through demon blood withdrawal, and resurrected Castiel in "Sympathy for the Devil."
  • Et Tu, Brute?: It is implied that, after His favorite angel, Lucifer, rebelled against Him and twisted his most beloved creations into evil, tortured monsters, God left Heaven, which implies that He couldn't cope with how disastrously evil Lucifer turned out to be. Although considering that God gave Lucifer the Mark of Cain, which actually caused Lucifer's actions, it's possible that He was suffering from the guilt of what He'd accidentally turned His favorite angelic child into.
  • The Ghost: Subverted. Though He doesn't appear as a presence of divine might (that might kill everyone present), it has been confirmed, after much teasing in and out of universe, that he actually came to Earth in the form of Chuck Shurley, indicating why he can be alive in Season 10 even though a new prophet has come in the form of Kevin Tran.
  • God and Satan Are Both Jerks: God Himself is clearly disinterested in the genocidal plans of the angels; in fact, He explicitly says (through His intermediary, Joshua) that the Apocalypse is "not His problem" (the angels themselves seem either convinced He's dead, or disillusioned that Daddy isn't ever coming back home; they are really simply lost without Him, and the Apocalypse is really the closest thing they have to God's Will). However, it is implied that the real reason God thought it wasn't His problem is that He knew Sam and Dean would win without help (and has subtly been assisting them in small ways anyway) and that He is simply a case of God Is Flawed and is actually Chuck.
  • God Is Dead: In Season 5, Raphael informs Castiel that the reason the latter cannot find God is because He is dead. However, Death telling Dean that God will eventually die at the end of time by his hand, reveals that God isn't dead yet.
  • God in Human Form: In the Season 5 finale, Chuck is implied to be the much-mentioned missing God.
  • God Is Evil: Chuck once claimed he was a "cruel and capricious god." Per the last episode of Season 5 and Word Of God that Chuck is God, He may have been joking, but considering the Crapsack World that is Supernatural, constantly resurrecting Castiel only for things to get worse for him (something Castiel has noted regarding his resurrections more as a punishment/cruelty), glee at the way Season 5 ended with two archangels and Sam stuck in Hell, refusal to do anything about the crappy afterlife or any of the problems in the series, jerkishness, the Apocalypse being a giant test of some kind, and other things strongly point to God not being nearly as benevolent as some believe.
  • God Is Flawed: God apparently did not intend for the fall of either Lucifer or mankind. Both events happening, combined with His failure to prevent them, led Him to abandon Heaven. He previously created the Leviathans, only to later realize He made a mistake in making them too powerful and dangerous, and lock them up in Purgatory to protect the rest of Creation.
  • God Is Good: It's largely an open question in the series whether God is good or not. Sam and Dean both have tendencies to doubt such a position, and to have faith in it. The Season 5 finale supports the "good" position. God AKA Chuck states that He wanted everyone to realize that FAMILY is what it's all about; not power, not good, not and love. Dean and Sam choosing family over everything else is supposed to be proof of that and why God did not need to directly intervene. On the other hand, God's own Parental Favoritism and later abandonment of His own children, the angels, forcing Michael to choose between Lucifer or their father, comments by Sam and Dean about God just being another deadbeat father, and the treatment of God's earlier creations (the Leviathans), and general refusal to do anything about the problems His abandonment has caused create most of the problems from Season 5 onward and point to God being a hypocrite who claims to be good and value family, but uses it and free will to justify ignoring His responsibilities and the mess His abandonment created among the angels.
  • God Was My Copilot: The prophet Chuck is strongly implied to be God. This is supported by Word Of God. He helps the Winchesters several times, and resurrects Castiel multiple times.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: The reason Joshua gives for why God won't stop the Apocalypse.
  • Grandpa God: In "Sacrifice" (S08, Ep23), Metatron describes God as "pretty much like you'd expect. Larger-than-life, gruff, bit of a sexist. But fair—eminently fair."
  • Have You Seen My God?: God left Heaven a long time ago to the point that the angels have started to despair. His absence is the cause for many of the events in the series.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Metatron describes God as a sexist, which may explain why so few women live through a Supernatural episode.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: God gave the secrets of the universe to Metatron, who used them to try and become the new god.
  • Humans Are Special: Believed this so much that He commanded the angels to bow to humanity.
  • Jerkass: One interpretation of Him. God created the Leviathans and locked them away for being what they were instead of removing their hunger. He created the angels to be perfectly-obedient soldiers with execution being the penalty for doubting He exists, even though only the Archangels ever saw him. He abandoned Heaven without a word, leaving Michael to try and hold everything together. He did nothing about the civil war in Heaven or the general mess that His abandonment had made of things. If Lucifer and Metatron are to be believed, God arranged the fall of the former, is sexist, and barely knows individual humans, being unwilling to answer prayers or acknowledge them at all. He claims to respect free will to an extent that He will not be more involved, but is willing to intervene to make sure the outcome He desires comes about.
  • Jerkass God: Implied, as it's commonly pointed out, especially by Dean, that despite being all-powerful and all-knowing, God idly sits by, letting so many horrors occur every day to innocent people. It turns out that He abandoned His children, the angels, shortly after Lucifer's rebellion (probably because He felt guilty that He gave the Mark of Cain to Lucifer and it corrupted him), leading the majority of them who were still the equivalent of children in the ruins of Heaven. Probably also explaining why His three other eldest children, the Archangels, have so many problems: Gabriel ran off and pretended to be a pagan; Raphael became tired of his responsibilities and just wanted it all to end; and Michael was a fanatic who was obsessed with pleasing his absent father.
  • Lonely at the Top: Joshua thinks so.
  • Man in White: At the end of "Swan Song," when Chuck is implied to be Him.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the Season 10 finale, it was revealed that God and His Archangels fought a terrible war against the Darkness, a very powerful, malevolent, and dangerous evil entity. He created the Mark of Cain that would serve as a seal to keep the Darkness from ever escaping, and gave the Mark to His favorite son, Lucifer, to guard and protect. Sadly, the effects of the Mark corrupted Lucifer as he became evil, angry, jealous, and twisted. Lucifer's anger and jealousy became amplified under the influence of the Mark even more after God created humans. Lucifer refused to bow before humans, causing him to rebel against God. After Lucifer's betrayal and rebellion, God left Heaven and abandoned His other children, the Archangels and the angels. He probably left because He felt extremely guilty and saddened by what He had done to His favorite child and what He turned him into. It's clear that God never forgave Himself and clearly blames Himself for what happened to Lucifer.
  • Neglectful Precursors: He created the universe, but is heavily responsible for it being a mess and has done little to fix things.
  • Parental Abandonment: Some time after Lucifer rebelled against Him, God left Heaven. Michael blames Lucifer for God leaving.
  • Parental Favoritism: Towards Lucifer and then humanity, which made the former murderously jealous of the latter under the toxic influence of the Mark of Cain.
  • Parental Neglect: He favored Lucifer to the point of neglecting the other Archangels for the most part, did not interact with the lesser angels at all, and finally abandoned His emotionally-stunted children altogether when things went south.
  • Time Abyss: He's older than the Earth itself, making Him billions of years old. Most likely older than the universe, since He created it in the first place. Death was the only being around God's age, and neither of them can remember who is older.

Norse Mythology


Vanir (Norse God)

Appears in "Scarecrow" (S01, Ep11).

In Norse Mythology, the Vanir are a group of gods associated with fertility, prophecy, and wisdom. In Supernatural, an unnamed Vanir is brought by immigrants to Burkittsville, Indiana, by planting a tree that the town terms the "First Tree" in an apple orchard. Every year, the townspeople sacrifice a man and a woman, usually people passing through the town, to the Vanir in order to ensure the prosperity of the town.

     The Trickster / Loki

The Trickster / Loki (Norse God)

Portrayed by Richard Speight, Jr.

Appears in "Tall Tales" (S02, Ep15), "Mystery Spot" (S03, Ep11), "Changing Channels" (S05, Ep08), and "Hammer Of The Gods" (S05, Ep19).

"That was a trick? Hm, not bad. But you want to see a real trick?"

In myth and folklore, The Trickster is a god who breaks conventions or defies the rules of the gods, usually in a non-malicious and humorous manner. An example from Norse Mythology is Loki, a Shape Shifter who often seems to work against the other gods, and was eventually bound by the entrails of his own son. In Norse Mythology, Loki had many children, and was father to Hel, Fenrir, and the Midgard Serpent, and mother to his steed, Sleipnir. In Supernatural, the Trickster is able to warp reality and uses this to knock down the high and mighty in amusing ways, as well as to create a hedonistic lifestyle for himself. He enjoys antagonizing Sam and Dean, but usually is also trying to teach them a lesson. In "Changing Channels" (S05, Ep08), we find that he is truly Gabriel, who apparently killed the original Trickster/Loki and assumed his identity when he abandoned Heaven.
  • Badass: Let's put it this way—he can bend realty, warp time, and calls Lucifer out as a whiny brat and a "great big bag of dicks" to his face.
  • Badass Boast: "They call me Gabriel." It's the way he says it, almost as if saying, "You have no idea who you're messing with." His cold, steely smile really helps the Badass factor.
  • Black Comedy: Makes his living on this trope. He finds killing people in gruesome ways to be absolutely hilarious.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He delivers horrific and violent judgment on Asshole Victims. Then, in "Mystery Spot," he hurls a man into a wormhole for denying that they exist. And, you know, kills Dean a bajillionty times over in unique and dementedly amusing ways for that one time Dean tried and failed to kill him. (It has the added bonus of making Sam suffer.)
  • Faking the Dead: He stages his death at the end of "Tall Tales" by letting the Winchesters kill a projection of him and escapes unharmed. He does a similar thing in "Changing Channels" halfway through to mess with them by letting them think they escaped his pocket universe.
  • Great Gazoo: He comes off as a very dark example. The Trickster's one of the funniest characters on the show, responsible for the "Groundhog Day" Loop and Trapped in TV Land incidents, so it's kind of easy to forget that he started as a Monster of the Week who murdered and traumatized his victims in ironically amusing ways, mainly for shits and giggles.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He likes to think that he does this, but he goes way too far. Ironically, this is also how he dies—his usual trick of creating an illusionary copy of himself to fool his would-be killer fails because, in this case, his killer is the one who taught him how to do that; then, in a double-whammy, he gets his own sword rammed through his chest (after he finally decides to take action against his brother). The Trickster himself might've been impressed if it hadn't happened to him.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On average slightly more than once per episode. He appears in four episodes.
  • Incoming Ham: While entering the sitcom in "Changing Channels" and his introduction in "Hammer of the Gods."
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Yes, the time loop was cruel. Sam and Dean constantly sacrificing themselves for the other is terrible. Sam did need to accept that he couldn't save Dean. This guy wears no gentle gloves when class is in session.
  • Karma Houdini: He's an unrepentant murderer in his first two appearances and gets away clean both times. He then Heel Face Turns and all is forgiven before he's killed by Lucifer, making him one in the sense that, while he dies, he never receives any comeuppance for his previous behavior.
  • Karmic Trickster: How he likes to think of himself. It's cranked up to obnoxious levels.
  • Large Ham: Most every time he talks. Special mention to "Changing Channels."
  • Laughably Evil: If you like Black Comedy.
  • Reality Warper: Can create any object he likes and erase it from existence just as easily. If the Victim of the Week seems to have been killed by something that even Sam and Dean think is impossible, there's a good chance he's behind it.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Killed by Lucifer after he sides with humanity instead of trying to bring about the destined Apocalypse.
  • The Reveal: His identity as an angel (in particular, the Archangel Gabriel) in "Changing Channels."
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: Tricksters can appear as many things, but tend to take a human form.
  • Stealth Mentor: To Dean and Sam.
  • Sweet Tooth: A Trickster trait.
  • Trickster Archetype: The Norse one and others.
  • Trickster Mentor: To Sam and Dean. To everyone else (and to Sam and Dean), he's just a Jerkass.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He put Sam through near-endless trauma in his second episode because he was genuinely trying to teach him a lesson: Sam sacrificing himself to save Dean is only going to make things worse for both.
  • Wooden Stake: A Trickster can be killed if impaled with a wooden stake. An angel, however, cannot.

     Odin (Chief Norse God and Ruler of Asgard) 

Odin, Chief Norse God and Ruler of Asgard (Duncan Fraser)

"I don't know what everybody's getting so worked up about! 'Cause it's just a couple of angels having a slap fight! There's no Armageddon. Everybody knows, when the world comes to an end, the Great Serpent Jormungandr rises up, and I myself will be eaten by a big wolf!"

Appears in "Hammer Of The Gods" (S05, Ep19).
  • Beard of Evil: Odin has a beard to go along with his evilness.
  • Eye Patch Of Power: Averted, being Odin he should be missing one eye, but both his eyes are perfectly functional.
  • Large Ham: Despite appearing in only one episode, he apparently wants to be the Largest Ham in the series. He probably succeeded in that.
  • Top God: He thinks he is this and dismisses the Apocalypse as a "slap fight between a couple of angels" since the world cannot end until the Midgard Serpent Jörmungandr rises up and he gets eaten by a giant wolf. Lucifer proves him wrong.

     Baldur (God of Light, Beauty, Love & Happiness) 

Baldur, Norse God of Light, Beauty, Love and Happiness (Adam Croasdell)

"Now we all know why we're here. The Judeo-Christian Apocalypse looms over us. I know we've all had our little disagreements in the past. The time has come to put those aside and look toward the future. Because if we don't, we won't have one."

Appears in "Hammer Of The Gods" (S05, Ep19).

     Mr. Vili 

Mr. Vili, Norse God (Alex Diakun)

  • Karmic Death: Sam kills him with Mjolnir to avenge his murder of a virgin he killed to pay for it.

Hindu Mythology

     Kali (Goddess of Eternal Energy and Death) 

Kali, Hindu Goddess of Eternal Energy and Death (Rekha Sharma)

"If anyone gets to end this world, it's me. I'm sorry."

Appears in "Hammer Of The Gods" (S05, Ep19).

     Ganesh (God of Education and Learning) 

Ganesh, Hindu God of Education and Learning (Keith Dallas)

"Kill 'em? What, so the angels can bring them back again?"

Appears in "Hammer Of The Gods" (S05, Ep19).

Classical Mythology

     Mercury (Roman Messenger God and a God of Sex) 

Mercury, Roman Messenger God, and a God of Sex (John Emmet Tracy)

"Pantry's full."

Appears in "Hammer Of The Gods" (S05, Ep19).

     Veritas (Roman God of Truth)

Veritas/Ashley Frank, Roman Godess of Truth

Portrayed by Serinda Swan

Appears in "You Can't Handle The Truth" (S06, E06).

"The tongue... is the tastiest part. It's where the lies roll off."

In Classical Mythology, Veritas, the daughter of Saturn and the mother of Virtue, wore white and was so elusive that she hid in the bottom of a holy well. While in Roman Mythology Veritas is the embodiment of one of the principle virtues, in Supernatural she is an evil goddess who uses brutal honesty to kill those who ask aloud for the truth and then consumes their bodies as her tribute. She especially enjoys eating the tongues of her victims. Her desire for worship has lead her to assume the role of a broadcast journalist in Calumet City, Illinois, named Ashley Frank.

  • Brutal Honesty: Once one invokes Veritas they received the unvarnished truth.
  • Coincidental Broadcast: When Dean is in the bar where he asks for the "freaking truth", the TV is playing Frank Talk with Ashley Frank discussing the truth about your layaway living room in the background.
  • Driven to Suicide: Her victims. Once someone summons her to compel someone to tell the truth, they get nothing but the blunt, unadulterated truth from everyone around them, like an inverse of Liar Liar. Eventually they commit suicide.
  • Eye of Newt: Veritas can be summoned with a cat skull, grains of paradise seed, and devil's shoestring.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Apparently takes the bodies of the people who commit suicide as a result of hearing nothing but the ugly truth from the people around them and snacks on them. Supposedly the tongue is the best part.
  • Living Lie Detector: She can tell when someone is lying to her, which should be impossible for a human. She is rather shocked when Sam manages to do it, thanks to his lack of a soul.
  • Secret Identity: Veritas poses as a not so mild mannered reporter, Ashley Frank.
  • Summon Magic: Corey summoned Veritas in order to find out if her boyfriend was having an affair.
  • Truth Serums: Those around someone who has invoked Veritas not only can not lie but seem intent on confessing their darkest and most embarrassing secrets. After the confession, they often wonder aloud why they said what they just said.
  • You Look Familiar: Serinda Swan, who plays Veritas, previously played a hospital receptionist in "Salvation" (S01, E21).

     Atropos (One of the Three Fates) 

Atropos, One of the Three Fates (Katie Walder)

  • Anti-Villain: Type IV. She's just trying to do her job, which Sam, Dean and Castiel have made considerably harder. Everyone in Heaven also considers her a joke despite the gravity of her position, which can also be attributed to Sam, Dean and Castiel's shenanigans.
  • Celestial Bureaucracy: Unlike the other Pagan Gods seen in the series, Atropos and her sisters work for God and Heaven to keep the world going.
  • Expy: Of the thing that kills people elaborately in Final Destination series.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Maybe. See Jerkass.
  • Hot Librarian: After catching a glimpse of her, Sam describes Atropos as "like a librarian."
    Dean: Your kind of librarian or my kind of librarian?
    Sam: Well, she was wearing clothes, if that's what you mean.
  • Jerkass: Takes undue pleasure in killing the people on her list. Notice the smug smile on her face after each successful kill.
    • It's possible that the smugness comes from knowing who she's killing, specifically the fifty-thousand or so souls that Castiel produced by having Balthazar save the Titanic. It was basically Castiel's fault that she was laughed out of Heaven following the halting of the Apocalypse and, as a result, the discrediting of "fate" as a whole concept.
  • Nerd Glasses: Wears a pair.
  • Smug Smiler: See Jerkass above.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Pretty literally. Technically, you can kill her (stab her in the heart with a special stabbing implement, same drill as with most of the gods), but as she tells Castiel that she's easily the weakest of the three Fates and if they kill her, her sisters will kill Sam and Dean.

     Chronos (Greek God of Time) 

Chronos, Greek God of Time (Jason Dohring)

  • Alas, Poor Villain / Anti-Villain: While many gods are shown to practice human sacrifice, Chronos needs to in order to counteract his Power Incontinence and his sole motivation for doing so is to remain with the woman he loves.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Arguably worse off than any of the other old gods seen by his episode. The others grow weaker with time, and while Chronos seems to share that, he gets one additional problem: the below-mentioned Power Incontinence. He doesn't lose the ability to travel through time, or need to kill people just so he can do it. He doesn't want to travel through time anymore, but his powers kick in periodically despite his wishes. Killing people gives him the one-shot ability to control where in time he lands.
  • Morality Pet: Lila Taylor, the girl for whom he steals time and go back to in 1940s for.
  • Power Incontinence: He can't control his time travel ability unless he kills three people to focus it.

     Plutus (Greek God of Greed and Wealth) 

Plutus, Greek God of Greed and Wealth (Gerard Plunkett)

     Prometheus/Shane (Greek Titan)

Prometheus/Shane, Greek Titan

Portrayed by John Reardon

Appears in "Remember The Titans" (S08, Ep16).

"All I know is all I do is die, so if you want to shoot me, shoot me. Just promise me you finish the job, 'cause I can't take this anymore."

Prometheus is a proto-god, a Titan. In Classical Mythology, he was a son of the Titan Iapetus by Clymene, one of the Oceanids. He was brother to Menoetius, Atlas and Epimetheus. He is credited with shaping man from clay and stealing fire from the gods for humans to use, which allowed humans to create civilization and technology. Zeus punishes him for this theft by chaining him to a rock on the side of a mountain and sending Zeus' eagle to eat Prometheus' liver everyday.

The Prometheus in Supernatural is freed from from the mountain during an avalanche around 2005, but continues to die everyday for a few hours and have his liver eaten by an eagle only to be resurrected and have the same events occur the next day. He met a woman, Hayley, whom he helped rescue from the avalanche, and they had a son, Oliver. Due to his repeated deaths and resurrections, Prometheus does not remember who or what he is and is called "Shane." Zeus blames Prometheus for the Greek gods losing power and continues to hunt him, while the Winchester brothers try to break the curse of dying everyday, which afflicts Prometheus as well as his son Oliver.
  • Amnesiac God: He forgot his name and the fact that he is a Titan.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: Avalanche, sexual intercourse, pot dealers, drunk driver, grizzly bear, Artemis and Zeus.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Watching his son die everyday.
  • Forgot About His Powers: He is surprised to find he has fighting skills when Artemis attacks him.
  • God of Good: Prometheus is a champion of humanity, one of the few in Supernatural.
  • Healing Factor: Recovers from all his injuries upon resurrecting.
  • Heroic Suicide: When Prometheus gets impaled by one of Artemis's god-killing arrows, he drives it further into him (thus killing himself) so it will impale Zeus too, who is standing behind him.
  • Naked First Impression: When Hayley found Shane, his clothes were torn off. When the Winchester brothers first meet him, he is only covered by a sheet in the morgue.
  • Nice Guy: Probably the only nicest one in the whole series.
  • Token Good Teammate: Among all the Greek Gods, he was the only one who sided with the humans.

     Artemis (Greek Goddess of Hunters)

Artemis, Greek Goddess of Hunters

Portrayed by Anna Von Hooft

Appears in "Remember The Titans" (S08, Ep16).

"You were once my father. Now you're someone else."

In Classical Mythology, she is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and twin sister of Apollo. She is the goddess of wildlife and the hunt. The Artemis in Supernatural was tasked with hunting down Prometheus after he escaped from the mountain by her father Zeus, but Artemis was secretly in love with Prometheus and did not pursue him until a newspaper article describing him as a zombie forced her hand.

     Oliver (Demi-God)

Oliver, Demi-God

Portrayed by Callum Seagram Airlie

Appears in "Remember The Titans" (S08, Ep16).

"No. I'd like to stay."

Oliver is the son of Prometheus/Shane, a Greek Titan, and a human woman, Hayley. He was born around 2006 and raised by his mother who tried to find his father for assistance when Oliver started dying everyday only to be resurrected after a few hours. It is unclear if he has any of his father's superhuman abilities or only inherited the curse.
  • Divine Parentage: Oliver is the son of a Titan.
  • Dumb Struck: Oliver stopped talking after he started repeatedly dying when he turned 7. However, he does answer Sam when Sam asks Oliver if he wants to get ice cream. Oliver says he wants to stay and watch his father's body burn on the funeral pyre.
  • Healing Factor: Like his father, he recovers from all his injuries upon resurrecting.
  • Rescue Sex / Out with a Bang: How he was conceived.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Part of the curse he inherited from his father.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Zeus is delighted to find out that his curse also affects Oliver, and that Prometheus will suffer while he watches his son's deaths.
  • Rite of Passage: Sam concludes that Oliver starts dying after his 7th birthday as this age marks one of the first Greek rites of manhood.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Oliver is punished because his father gave fire to humanity.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Oliver has the blonde hair and big blue eyes of his father.

     Zeus (King of the Greek Gods)

Zeus, King of the Greek Gods

Portrayed by John Novak

Appears in "Remember The Titans" (S08, Ep16).

"I must admit, I could never have conceived such a horrible fate for such a beautiful child. Just goes to show, we must all leave room for happy accidents."

In Classical Mythology, Zeus is the King or the Father of the Olympian gods. Zeus is the child of Cronus and Rhea, and in most traditions, he is married to Hera. He had many heroic and godly offspring, including Artemis. He is the god of the sky and thunder. The Zeus in Supernatural blames Prometheus and his theft of fire for the downfall of the Greek gods. He is determined to punish Prometheus and Prometheus' son Oliver for all that the Olympian gods lost.

Egyptian Mythology

     Osiris (King of the Afterlife) 

Osiris, Egyptian King of the Afterlife (Faran Tahir)

  • Affably Evil: Compliments Sam for being a good lawyer. Then threatens to kill him if he doesn't shut up.
  • Humanity on Trial: His hobby.
  • The Necromancer: Can summon the spirits of people you've wronged to kill you.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He is one of the easiest gods to beat. All you have to do is not feel guilty.
    • Then again, he chooses his victims very, very well. If he drags you to his courtroom, it's because he knows you've got a skeleton in your closet that you can't let go.
    • And while he's easy enough to dispatch with a stab to the heart from a certain sort of thing (a running trend among the gods), it's stated that there's no known way to actually kill him. Putting him down for a few hundred years is literally the best that anyone has ever managed.


     Madge & Edward Carrigan (Hold Nickar Gods of The Winter Solstice) 

Madge and Edward Carrigan, Hold Nickar Gods of the Winter Solstice (Merrilyn Gann & Spencer Garrett)

     Leshii (The Master of the Forest) 

Leshii, the Master of the Forest (Paris Hilton and others)

  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Attempted to do this with Dean, but was stopped when Dean broke free and began attacking her.

     Zao Shen (Chinese Folk Kitchen God) 

Zao Shen, Chinese Folk Kitchen God (King Lau)

"Don't mock my world turtle."

Appears in "Hammer Of The Gods" (S05, Ep19).

     Baron Samedi (Haitian God of Death) 

Baron Samedi, Haitian God of Death

Appears in "Hammer Of The Gods" (S05, Ep19).
  • Badass: Actually managed to throw a punch at Lucifer. It didn't work, but no other god came that close to hurting Lucifer.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears a nice suit and is one of the most badass of the gods.


     Spoiler character 

The Darkness/ Amara

  • Above Good and Evil: She finds both concepts unimportant, as well as everything else.
  • Affably Evil: She is grateful to Dean for freeing her and does him no harm, as they are connected by the Mark of Cain. Or Affably Amoral, it seems.
  • Ancient Evil: The Darkness predates Creation itself, and is so powerful that it took God and His Archangels to even seal her away, and it's implied that even Death was incapable of killing her.
  • The Anti-God: God and the Archangels had to beat back the Darkness before the former could get to work on Creation. Bonus points for God being male (or at least choosing to look male) while the Darkness chooses an attractive female form.
  • As Long as There Is Evil: There is no way to kill the Darkness completely. The only thing that stopped her was the Mark of Cain, which was created by God to help seal her away. Now that the Mark is destroyed, the Darkness has been unleashed upon the world again. It's uncertain if there is any way to defeat the Darkness completely. It's probable that God Himself might have to intervene.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 11. The Darkness is the most deadly villain that the show has ever had.
  • Cain and Abel: She's the Cain to God's Abel, being His older sister. See His example for details.
  • The Corruption: The Mark of Cain, which she was sealed by, corrupted Dean, Cain, and Lucifer.
  • The Dreaded: It seems that even Michael and Lucifer are afraid of her!
  • Dark Is Evil: Certainly seems that way.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Debuts as a formless mass of darkness.
  • Evil Counterpart: To God. Interestingly enough, Dean is linked or tied to the Darkness while Sam seems to be tied or linked to God. The Darkness seems to be helping Dean while God is helping Sam, in a complete reversal of their respective "sides" in Season 5.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: At first, Crowley tried to make an alliance with her. Now he is VERY afraid of her constant hunger for souls.
  • Greater Scope Villain: The Mark of Cain, by which the Darkness was sealed, corrupted Lucifer. In other words, she is responsible for almost all of the major strife (Lucifer creating demons, God leaving angels to "guard" Earth, demons doing as demons do, the Apocalypse, etc.) in the series.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She appears to Dean as a beautiful human woman. Or girl, or teenager.
  • Leaking Can of Evil: The Mark of Cain tends to exert a poisonous, corrupting influence on those who bear it, something which Lucifer, Cain, and Dean suffer the brunt of.
  • Made of Evil: The Darkness is the pure embodiment and source of all evil in the series.
  • Primordial Chaos: What it seems to be made of, as the force that existed before Creation.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: A meta-physical can to which the lock and seal was the Mark of Cain. Once the seal is gone, the Darkness wastes no time in breaking out of her prison.
  • Sentient Cosmic Force: Appears as a mass of black that sweeps across the landscape once her seal is broken.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": The Darkness.
  • Time Abyss: This thing was existence before God and the Archangels came along, meaning it predates Creation. She even wonders who Death is when Dean mentions him, meaning she has no concept of Death or dying AT ALL!
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Amara literally feeds on human souls for sustenance, presumably destroying them in the process and denying the victim of an afterlife. She first manifests as a helpless baby until she consumes her first human soul, rendering the victim like Sam was when his soul was still trapped in Lucifer's cage, while Amara ages rapidly into a young girl.
  • Walking Spoiler: EVERYTHING about it spoils the ending of Season 10.

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