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     Gods In Supernatural 
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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

     God 

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!

  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Even after being revealed to be God, he maintains his Chuck form. Considering his true form seems to be a mass of living light, it's understandable.
  • 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. Except for saving the Winchesters and resurrecting Castiel, he mostly stayed on the sidelines.
  • Berserk Button: Call God a coward and he will show you why everyone fears his wraith. Metatron learned this the hard way.
  • Bi the Way: Chuck reveals he has had a few girlfriends and boyfriends during his time away.
  • Big Good: On the rare occasions He does appear, it's as this.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Averted, God follows a good/evil morality but is disappointed when his creations tend to choose evil.
  • 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.
  • Cosmic Keystone: He and his sister Amara are both this: if one dies, the other and all creation goes with them.
  • 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."
  • Eldritch Abomination: A benevolent version, but he's older than time itself and created the universe and the Angels who are this trope themselves. His true form, as revealed in the finale, is a living mass of light, just like his sister is a living mass of darkness.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Averted, while Lucifer is a sore point for him he claims Lucifer was never his favorite.
  • 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 or pretty much anything that has occurred in the last few thousand years if not before that; Metatron confirmed he has a tendency to be wrathful and somewhat sexist. Lucifer of course is evil and wants to destroy humanity.
  • 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. This would later be confirmed.
  • God Is Flawed: A big part of his character is that, for all of his power and knowledge, God has his flaws. He apparently didn't intend the fall of either Lucifer or mankind, and His failure to prevent them led Him to abandon Heaven. He previously created the Leviathans only to realize He made a mistake in making them too powerful and dangerous, locking them up in Purgatory to protect the rest of Creation.
  • God Is Good: Zigzagged, God's actions or inactions cause most beings to have a negative opinion. When we finally meet God it's confirmed that while he tends towards benevolent he is deeply flawed, defaulting towards passive after eons of failure to "do things right" and being willing to abandon Creation to Amara rather than defend it.
  • God Was My Copilot: The prophet Chuck is strongly implied to be God, 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. Later confirmed that he hardly intervened at all, no matter the circumstances.
  • 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."
  • Hates Being Alone: One of the reasons he created the universe: he and Amara were the only beings in all of existence and they were too different to be good company, resulting in him being lonely.
  • 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. His statements about having had girlfriends and treating Rowena fairly well implies he grew out of it.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: God gave the secrets of the universe to Metatron, who used them to try and become the new God. Though their interactions imply Metatron wasn't like that when God gave them to him.
  • Humans Are Special: Believed this so much that He commanded the angels to bow to humanity. He briefly loses this belief thanks to Sam and Dean selfishly releasing Amara, but Metatron argues strongly for it and the boys convince him through their actions.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Chuck shows shades of this when confessing to Metatron, saying he created everything because he was lonely. He has spent the past several seasons away from Heaven on Earth as Chuck, posing as a human and living a normal human life.
  • Invincible Hero: He is considered the most omnipotent being in the universe.
  • Jerkass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Wavers between the two. While he does care deeply for his creations, both wanting them to be good and wanting good things for them, he's become incredibly disillusioned by Amara repeatedly destroying his creations and his creations (ex. angels, humans) tending towards Evil rather than Good despite his efforts. This causes him to withdraw from Creation altogether until circumstances force him back into things.
  • Jerkass God: Played with, as it's repeatedly pointed out that despite being all-powerful and all-knowing, God allows so many horrors to occur to innocent people. It turns out that He abandoned His children, the angels, shortly after Lucifer's rebellion leading the majority of them who were still the equivalent of children in the ruins of Heaven, probably 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 wanted it all to end; and Michael was a fanatic obsessed with pleasing his absent father. When God finally shows up in person he has no interest in taking any responsibility for the failings of his creations or saving them from Amara, believing that there's no point in postponing what he sees as inevitable.
  • Lonely at the Top: Joshua thinks so.
    • In season 11, God revealed that this was the reason why he created life: His sister, Amara, wasn't exactly the best company, and for all their power they were the only two beings in existence.
  • Man in White: At the end of "Swan Song," when Chuck is implied to be Him.
  • Neglectful Precursors: He created the universe, but is partly responsible for it being a mess. Metatron convinces him to at least get involved again, though.
  • Never My Fault: Refuses to take an active hand in Creation after earlier attempts either failed or made things worse; he tends to hold Creation itself, specifically living beings such as angels or humans, responsible when things went downhill. [YMMV] if he's deflecting blame or making an accurate assessment.
  • 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 seems to have favored Lucifer above the other Archangels, did not interact with the lesser angels, and abandoned His emotionally-stunted children altogether when things went south.
  • Reality Warper: He's freaking God, he made reality.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Doesn't get much more this trope than literally being the antithesis of each other. He's Light and Leing while Amara is Larkness and Nothingness. Where he wants to create, Amara simply destroys everything in her path.
  • The Slacker: On both a cosmic and a mundane level.
    • God neglected humanity for millennia, reasoning that he thought it would help humanity mature after they failed to make much progress with his frequent intervention. Even with the threat of his sister Amara on the horizon, he's passive.
    • When he assumes the form of Chuck, he spends much of his time slacking off and mooching off of the Winchesters. In one scene, Dean finds him lounging around in his underwear, eating carry-out Chinese food, and snarking about how much porn he watched that day.
  • Story-Breaker Power: If he was more involved there would be no plot, as the few times he has been involved makes it clear he could've completely solved any issue if he felt like it, which Dean points out. The only time he actually actively takes a role is when his sister Amara is the Big Bad and he won't be this.
  • The Power of Creation: He created all of existence and everything in it. Turns out to be his biggest advantage against his sister: she's nothingness and destruction, so she can't create while he can.
  • 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. His big sister the Darkness/Amara is the only being confirmed to be older than him.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: God revealed that he used to be like this. Even when he was with his sister, Amara, he chose to create life because he wanted to show her something beautiful, something that could make her believe in something besides destruction. It didn't work. God even called himself stupid and naive for even trying.

Norse Mythology

     Vanir 
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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  
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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 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) 
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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)

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  • 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.
  • Stronger Sibling: Invoked: she reminds Castiel that her two older sisters are much stronger than she is, and if she were killed they'd be very mad.
  • 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) 
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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) 
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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) 
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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) 
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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.

Other

     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).

SPOILER CHARACTER

     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. She eventually makes a Heel–Face Turn.
  • 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. The later episodes imply that, like God, she can be killed, but reality would break itself should it happen.
  • Berserk Button: Her expression when Lucifer tells her that she'll never be God because she can't create makes it clear she doesn't like being told her brother is better than she is.
  • 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.
  • Character Development: Goes from her revenge-driven goal to eliminate the entire universe to abandoning her revenge and instead leave the world for good, reconciling with her brother.
  • Complete Immortality: Goes beyond that even. She predates creation and life; in other words, she can't die because she was never alive to begin with. Ultimately subverted, as it's implied she can be killed, but it might not end well if she was.
  • The Corruption: The Mark of Cain, which she was sealed by, corrupted Dean, Cain, and Lucifer.
  • Cosmic Keystone: She and God are this. If one dies, the other and all creation goes with them.
  • Dark Is Evil: Certainly seems that way. Ultimately subverted.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Ultimately, she's not so much inherently evil, she's just furious with her brother. Once Dean talks her down, she makes a Heel–Face Turn and departs happily with God to reconcile.
  • The Dreaded: It seems that even Michael and Lucifer are afraid of her!
  • Driven by Envy: Ultimately, the reason she destroyed all of God's previous worlds and is trying to destroy the current one is because she was jealous that God wanted something other than her. She ultimately admits this and decides creation is beautiful, so she reconciles with God.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Debuts as a formless mass of darkness.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Deep down, the Darkness still loves her brother, God. She realizes how utterly meaningless her revenge is at the end, something that Dean manages to make her admit.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    • Can't seem to comprehend the idea God created existence and imprisoned her for any benevolent reason, believing he did both out of fear she'd create a more perfect creation than him. In actuality, he wanted to create the universe to convince her to be better and try to make something better than themselves, but she just kept destroying everything he tried to make.
    • She also can't understand why Dean doesn't want to join her and sees God's creation as worth saving.
    • Subverted, however, after she realizes that she will enjoy her revenge for maybe 5 minutes before regretting it, and admits that God's intention to make creations so they wouldn't be alone isn't as selfish as she thought.
  • 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.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Is such a massive threat that Lucifer ultimately forms an Enemy Mine with God and the Winchesters to combat her after she tortures him, and ultimately everyone, Angel, Demon, Reaper, and others are against her.
  • 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.
    • Rowena also allies herself briefly with her to take revenge against Lucifer. That alliance lasts for maybe several hours before Rowena backs down.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: She's the Oblivion, more or less every other living villain in the series is the Evil.
  • Fantastic Racism: She hates all of creation and everything that goes with it. It is revealed that when God first tried to create worlds, she always destroys. God hoped that she would change her mind, but seeing that it'll never happen he's forced to seal her in the Mark. Ultimately subverted, as she admits she's come to see it as beautiful and was angry that God needed more than just her to be happy. She eventually grows out of this.
  • 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.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her rage when Lucifer suggests she's inferior to God because she can't create while he can (and gave her many chances to do so during which she only destroyed everything he tried to make) implies, despite her attempts to convince others God was jealous of what she could create, she actually envies HIM for his ability to create. She ultimately admits that the thing she's most jealous of, however, was creation itself, as she hated the idea her brother needed something other than her to be happy.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Realizes that revenge against God and His creations just isn't worth it at the last minute. She decides to leave the world alongside her brother for good, and even leaves a surprise for Dean in return for his contribution.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Humanoid Abomination: She appears to Dean as a beautiful human woman. Or girl, or teenager.
  • Invincible Villain: It IS possible to kill her, but all the reality will be destroyed.
  • It's All About Me: Seems completely incapable of thinking about anyone but herself. She constantly tries to blame God for everything despite his own attempts to get through to her BEFORE sealing her away, passing off his loneliness as 'wanting a fan club' and accusing him of being jealous of her when all indications point to it being the other way around.
  • Karma Houdini: Yeah sure, she reconciles with God, chooses to leave the world with Him, and even brings back Mary as thanks, but has anyone ever thought of the people whom she killed, people whose souls she consumed to grow? But then, this is the Darkness whom we're talking about...
  • 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.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Tends to just march into any situation she feels the need to enter and tank whatever's thrown at her. As Lucifer said, she's powerful but immature and reckless. This backfires on her when she's finally confronted with the army of witches, angels, and demons God and the Winchesters had assembled.
  • Made of Evil: The Darkness is the pure embodiment and source of all evil in the series.
  • Moral Myopia: Is furious with her brother for betraying and sealing her away...despite the fact he'd tried to convince her they didn't need to be alone and could make something more than just the two of them, but she just kept destroying every world he tried to make. She constantly blames God for the people she keeps killing trying to draw Him out so she could kill him.
  • Morality Pet: Dean. In the entire eleventh season, never once does she has any evil thoughts about him, and at the end, she is convinced to abandon her revenge thanks to Dean's wordings.
  • Never My Fault: Acts like God betrayed and wronged her because he feared she'd make something better than he could. Turns out that's exactly the problem: God would've LIKED that, as he WANTED for her to become better. But all she ever did was destroy the worlds he created until he realized she was a lost cause and had to seal her away.
  • No Sell: Might as well be the reigning champion of this trope in the series. She resists the smite of the entire Host of Heaven (essentially being stabbed with hundreds of thousands of angel blades) with only the destruction of her vessel as a consequence. And then she blocks Lucifer's attack like it's an everyday thing. Ultimately subverted when God and the Winchesters throw an entire army of angels, demons, and witches at her, as she's eventually overwhelmed.
  • Not So Invincible After All: It takes a lot to do it, but she can be weakened and hurt. First time around it took all four Archangels to weaken her, the second time it took Lucifer and an army of witches, demons, and Angels attacking her in mass.
  • Overnight Age-Up: Amara ages from newborn to adult woman over the course of a few episodes.
  • Primordial Chaos: What it seems to be made of, as the force that existed before Creation.
  • Psychopathic Manchild
  • Reality-Breaking Paradox: God implies that the Darkness can be killed, but doing so would tear reality apart, taking Him and His creations along with it. And vice versa.
  • 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.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Doesn't get much further apart than being complete opposite concepts. She's darkness and nothingness while her brother God is light and being. She destroys everything while he wants to CREATE everything.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": The Darkness.
  • Spoiled Brat
  • Static Character: Not now, but we find out this is why God imprisoned her: he tried to get her to become better, but all she ever did was destroy the worlds he created to try and inspire her to become better without changing at all. Subverted in the end, as she FINALLY gets to love creation and rocociles with God.
  • Stronger Sibling: Zigzagged. God needs help to overpower her, and she seems to have more sheer power, but Lucifer ultimately concludes that this isn't the case because Amara, being Nothingness and Darkness, is incapable of creating anything while God CAN. Restoring life seems to be under her control, though, if bringing back Mary is anything to go by.
  • The Stoic
  • Taking You with Me: This is the only way she can possibly kill her brother: God and Amara are two sides of the same coin and if one dies the other does too.
  • 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!
  • The Power of the Void: Being the Anthropomorphic Personification of Nothingness, she has this power. Which means while she's extremely powerful, God can create while she can only destroy, meaning unlike him she can't create anything to help her. At the end of season 11, though, she is able to heal God and bring back Mary Winchester, hinting that she might have power over life other than destroying them, after all.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Stated almost word-to-word by Lucifer. She holds a raw power as great and probably even more than God, but she's so confident of herself that she usually doesn't have time to plan, instead working her things Leeroy Jenkins-style.
  • Villainous Glutton: Just as ravenous as the Leviathans, thought not as reckless as them. She eats people's souls in an etiquette manner.
  • Woman in Black: Almost always seen wearing a simple pitch-black dress.
  • 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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