A Deity or a god is an immortal supernatural being, usually (but not always) with significant power, worshiped, conceived as holy, divine or sacred, held in high esteem and respected by his/her followers and supporters. Deities assume a variety of forms, but often are depicted as a human or animal. Sometimes it is considered blasphemous to imagine the deity with any concrete form. They have personalities, consciences, intellects, desires and emotions like humans. They are also attributed to natural phenomena such as lightning, floods and storms, and miracles, and can be conceived as the authorities or controllers of every aspect of human life (such as birth or the afterlife). Some deities are considered the directors of time and destiny, the givers of morality and human laws, the final judges of value and human behavior and the designers and creators of the Earth and/or the universe.
Deities and series Edit
The following table lists the main deity, Athena, and all of the leader deities that oppose Athena in the various series.
|Deity||Warriors name||Armors name||Armors inspiration|
|Poseidon||Mariners||Scales||Sea creatures from Greek and Nordic mythologies|
|Hades||Specters||Surplices|| Names: 108 evil desires of Buddhism|
Shape: earth creatures, afterworld creatures from Greek Mythology and Dante Alighieri's Inferno
|Odin||God Warriors||God Robes|| Creatures from Nordic mythology|
Asgard arc: Ursa Major stars
|Apollo||Crimson Youth||Corona Cloth||Constellations|
|Artemis||Angels||Glories||Heroes from Greek mythology|
Greek-Roman Gods Edit
In Greek mythology, the Olympians are the main gods of the Greek pantheon, who lived at the top of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece. However, Saint Seiya listed only 12 of them who are the most powerful of the deities.
- Athena, the Goddess of War and Wisdom.
- Poseidon, the God of the Oceans. His first appearance was in the Poseidon Arc in the body of Julian Solo. His real body has not been seen. He's the younger brother of Hades and older brother of Zeus.
- Hades, the God of the Underworld and Riches. He is the main opponent in the original 1986 manga, in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas and in Saint Seiya: Next Dimension. He's the oldest brother of Poseidon and Zeus.
- Apollo Abel, the God of the Sun and the Arts, he is the older brother of Athena (though he is Athena's younger brother in the myth) and twin brother of Artemis; appears in Legend of Crimson Youth and Heaven Chapter.
- Artemis/Diana, the Goddess of the Moon and Hunting, she is the older sister of Athena (though she is Athena's younger sister in the myth) and twin sister of Apollo; appears in Heaven Chapter and in Saint Seiya Omega.
- Mars/Ares, the God of War; appears in Saint Seiya Omega.
- Dionysus/Bacchus, one of the four Heavenly Kings of Mars, Roman counterpart of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine.
- Hephaestus/Vulcanus, one of the four Heavenly Kings of Mars, shares his name with Vulcan, the god of metallurgy and blacksmiths, and the Roman counterpart of the Greek god .
Named only, but neved featured:
- Zeus, the God of the Sky also known as Sovereign of the Gods. (He has not been seen in the manga or the series). He's the youngest brother of Hades and Poseidon.
- Hermes, the Messenger of the Gods. (He has not been seen in the manga or the series), mentioned only in the movie of 'Legend of Crimson Youth'.
Afterworld deities Edit
All these deities are subject to Hades. They appear in the original 1986 manga and in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas.
Gods of dreams:
- Phantasos, the personification of the dreams in which they appeared inanimate elements of nature such as rocks, water or trees.
- Morpheus, the personification of dreams.
- Icelus, the personification of prophetic dreams and sometimes nightmares.
- Oneiros, the personification of the Oracle sleep.
They appear in Saint Seiya: Episode G as the main opponents.
- Kronos/Chronos/Saturn, king of the Titans and god of time (i.e. of the succession of the seasons).
- Ebony Hyperion, titan of the Sun.
- Dimension Iapetos, titan of mortality and craftsmanship.
- Current Okeanos, titan of the oceans.
- Rhea, wife of Kronos and queen of the titans.
- Phoebe, titanesa gold crown.
- Mnemosyne, titanesa personification of memory.
- Theia, titanesa of sight and by extension the goddess who endowed gold, silver and gems with their brilliance and intrinsic value.
- Themis, the personification of divine right law
- Tethys, titanesa of the sea.
Primordial deities Edit
They appear in Saint Seiya: Episode G as opponents in the background. They are still alive after the open ending of the series.
- Pontos, the primordial God of the sea.
- Gaia, the Goddess who personifies the primordial Earth.
- Uranus, the primordial God of sky.
- Prometheus, titan Protector of human civilization.
- Typhon, Titan of hurricanes and Chaos; he appears both in the novel Gigantomachia and in the gaiden chapters of Saint Seiya: Episode G.
- Eris, the Goddess of Discord and personification of the Discordia; featured in Saint Seiya: The Movie and Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho.
- Echidna, mother of all monsters; appears in Gigantomachia.
- Pallas, the Goddess of Love; the character appears to be based on a nymph of the same name, who had been a companion of Athena in her childhood.
- Hecate, the witch of the Moon.
- Kairos, the god of Opportunity and Time (specifically the god who governs special moments and opportunities), younger brother of Chronos; appears in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas.
- Romulus, one of the four Heavenly Kings of Mars, shares his name with one of the mythic twins who supposedly founded Rome, Romulus and Remus, who were the sons of the god Mars and the princess Rhea Silvia.
- Odin, Lord of the Aesir, King of Asgard and god of war, battle, victory and death.
Deities from "The Lost Canvas: Anecdotes" Edit
Celtic Gods Edit
- Tuatha Dé Danann:
- Balor, the Celtic God of Death and the grandfather of Lugh.
- Quetzalcoatl, Serpent God of Creation and central deity of the Aztec Gods.
- Tezcatlipoca, Jaguar God of Destruction and brother of Quetzalcoatl.
Deities from "Episode G: Aiolos-Hen" Edit
- Ra, Leader of the Egyptian Gods and a sky deity.
This deity is the main opponent in the first season of Saint Seiya Omega.
- Abzu, Mesopotamian God of Darkness. In original myth, the Babylonian Primal God of Ground Water, husband to Tiamat, the Dragoness Goddess of Salt Water (Sea) and Chaos.
Abrahamic Order and Chinese pantheonEdit
- Lucifer, former Archangel of Light turned ruler of Hell after his betrayal.
- Marishiko, Chinese goddess of light and the skies who helped Athena and Michael seal Lucifer long ago.