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Gods are the ruling divine beings of a religion, directly representing the dominant authority of a religion. The major deity featured in Supernatural is that of the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) who is referred to as [[God]]. Due to the as of yet unknown nature of the [[God]] of Supernatural, it is difficult to make exact comparisons of their role and overall abilities.
Kali describes her disgust for Westerners by accusing them of butchery and right to leadership in their own [[God]]'s name. She also states that she and the other Gods' religions were practiced before his. Odin stated that the "real" Apocalypse will start when Midgard Serpent Jörmungandr rises up and Odin himself will be consumed by a big wolf, although he was killed by [[Lucifer]], heavily suggesting that the gods may misinterpret their own roles and destinies. 
Throughout the Supernatural series, there have been many Gods encountered in the Supernatural Universe, including:
* [[The Vanir]] (Pagan)
* [[Trickster]] aka [[Loki]] (Norse)
* [[Madge and Edward Carrigan]] (Pagan)
* [[Leshii]] (Pagan)
* [[Kali]] (Hindu)
* [[Ganesh]] (Hindu)
* [[Odin]] (Norse)
* [[Baldur]] (Norse)
* [[Mercury]] (Roman)
* [[Zao Shen]] (Chinese)
* [[Baron Samedi]] (Haitian Voodoo)
* [[Veritas]] (Roman)
* [[Atropos]] along with her two sisters - known as the Fates (Roman)
It has been implied on many occasions that much like angels and demons, Gods have true forms of their own. For instance, [[Ganesh]] can turn into an elephant (which is his symbol in lore), [[Veritas]] seems to have a body of a cat but takes on human form, and [[Madge and Edward Carrigan]] take on human form to trick their neighbors, and [[Eve]], the Mother of All monsters, appears hideous in her true form.
While their powers and abilities vary greatly depending on the type of deity, they all seem to possess some abilities that may be inherent in all gods like superhuman strength, speed, agility, and senses. Gods like [[Baldur]], [[Ganesh]], [[Odin]] and [[Zao Shen]] seem to possess extraordinary strength and are all able to assume human form.<ref name="five19">[[5.19 Hammer Of The Gods]]</ref> The Pagen gods disguised as [[Madge and Edward Carrigan]] actually live as a suburban couple.<ref name="three08">[[3.08 A Very Supernatural Christmas]]</ref>
While, unknown if gods possess immortality all Gods can exist and live for long periods of time - at least centuries and more. If gods do possess any form of immortality or immortal status it would be that they do not age.
[[Trickster]]s, a type of immortal Demi-God like creature, can alter reality. They all can make objects, people and other average organisms appear out of thin air. The only known way to harm or kill one is to stab them with a wooden stake which has been dipped in blood of one of their own victims.
[[Image:Growth.jpg|300px|right|thumb|Mercury's presence positively influencing a dead herb's growth.]]
Some Gods, along with possessing the average abilities that lower gods possess, they also possess unique powers: [[Kali]] can produce fire and bind beings to her presence with a glare,<ref name="five19">[[5.19 Hammer Of The Gods]]</ref> [[Leshii]] can shapeshift and move at incredible speeds. [[Mercury]] can also move at incredible speeds.<ref name="five19">[[5.19 Hammer Of The Gods]]</ref> [[God]] can teleport people anywhere on Earth without being physically present.<ref name="five01">[[5.01 Sympathy For The Devil]]</ref> [[God]] also is well known for creating the entire Universe and everything in it. [[Veritas]] possesses the agility and speed of a cat, and can cause any human to utter terrible or normal truths. However, Sam Winchester was able to withstand this power when he didn't have his soul.
Other pagan gods are able to influence the weather and vegetation positively and negatively as well, such as [[The Vanir]], who could cause growth and health of the crops, or [[Madge and Edward Carrigan]], who gave mild weather. Both types of gods seemed to be able to perform these in exchange for human sacrifices. Without their sacrifices, the power of the gods waned or failed. [[Mercury]] can also influence the growth of vegetation positively or negatively, as demonstrated when a dead herb sprouts in his presence<ref name="five19">[[5.19 Hammer Of The Gods]]</ref>. [[Leshii]], the forest god,  can plant Balkan seeds inside peoples' stomachs. Balthazar goes back and time and prevents the Titanic ship from sinking, which saves all the people on it, one of them being some man who lived in Pennsylvania. After he dies supernaturally, Sam and Dean arrive to investigate, and Sam notices a plant-pot made of gold, indicating the presence of [[Atropos]].
==Death of Gods in Supernatural==
In lore and common traditions, Gods are often thought of as being immortal. However, in Supernatural even the Gods can be killed.
*[[Dean]] and [[Sam Winchester]] kill two Pagan gods disguised as [[Madge and Edward Carrigan]].
*[[Sam Winchester]] kills the [[Leshii]].
*[[Dean Winchester]] kills [[Zao Shen]] and later [[Veritas]].
*[[Lucifer|Archangel Lucifer]] kills [[Mercury]], [[Baldur]], [[Ganesh]] and [[Odin]].
*[[Death|Horseman Death]] declares that one day he will kill [[God]].
==See Also==
==Gods in Lore==
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paganism Wikipedia entry on Paganism]
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