Gods (神, Kami) and Buddhas (仏, Butsu) are one of the various races in High School DxD and are a principal object of faith and worship in religions.
Most Gods and Buddhas share the appearance of humans, though some (such as Sun Wukong) can have animal-like appearances, while others (such as Hades) look like nothing that could possibly be alive (a living skeleton for example).
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
All Gods have powers surpassing those of even Satan-Class Devils, while the most powerful have been said to exceed the combined power of the present leaders of all the Three Factions of the Bible, power only rivaled by the Heavenly Dragons (and possibly the Super Devils) and exceeded by the Dragon God and True Dragon. All Gods shown, so far, have displayed expertise in their particular faction's magic system.
Because of their immense power, only the weapons and powers of fellow Gods, such as the replica Mjölnir, Odin's Gungnir, or the top-tier Sacred Gears, such as the Longinus, can significantly injure or kill them. However, while they are long-lived, with lifespans seemingly measured in millennia, Gods are not immortal, growing old and weakening in their later years.
In Volume 10, Indra makes a comment stating that the Gods gather the thoughts and belief of humans. The purpose of this gathering is not stated, but it is hinted to have something to do with the strength and influence of their religion.
- Christian Mythology - Christianity & Judaism
- Hindu Mythology - Hinduism
- Norse Mythology - Germanic Paganism
- Greek Mythology - Greco-Roman Paganism
- Japanese Mythology - Shinto
- Irish Mythology - Irish-Celtic Paganism
- Chinese Mythology - Chinese Folk Religions, Taoism
- Egyptian Mythology - Ancient Egyptian Religion
- Celtic Mythology - Celtic Paganism
|God from the Bible||The original creator and former leader of the Angels and creator of the Holy Sword and Sacred Gear system. He died in the Great War between the Three Factions with his right arm, the former Archangel Michael, succeeding His place in maintaining His system. His death was kept a secret by the leaders of the Three Factions due to fear of the chaos and increased chances of an attack by a foreign faction (essentially any non-Christian pantheon such as the Norse Gods, Greek Gods, etc.) It was revealed that the reason God died during the war is because he put thousands of seals on an extremely powerful being known as 666 (Trihexa) and ended up fighting in the war in an exhausted state.|
|Odin||The former leader of the Gods in Norse mythology. A perverted yet nonetheless very powerful God who wields the legendary spear, Gungnir in battle. He also set an alliance with the leaders of the Three Factions.|
|Freyr||The God of Sacral Kingship in Norse mythology, Freyr briefly appears at the end of Volume 4, discussing about the death of the God from the Bible and the current leaders of the Three Factions.|
|Loki||The Evil God of the Norse mythology who tried to kill Odin and start Ragnarök but was defeated. He was the main antagonist of Volume 7.|
|Thor||The God of Thunder in Norse mythology who is associated with thunder, lightning, and storms and is the brother of Víðarr. He wields the mighty hammer, Mjölnir.
Thor is among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World".
|Víðarr||The God of Vengeance in Norse mythology and the brother of Thor. He became the current Chief-God of Asgard after Odin's absence. He is Vali's foster brother and the only one Fenrir fears.|
|Freyja||The Goddess of Love, Beauty, and Warfare in Norse mythology.|
|Heimdall||The God of Light in Norse mythology.|
|Zeus||The former ruler of the Gods in Greek mythology and one of the Trinity Gods. He briefly appeared in Volume 10.|
|Poseidon||One of the Trinity Gods of Greek mythology who rules over the sea. He wields the legendary three-pronged spear, Trident, that has the ability to control the sea. He appears in one of the side-stories and in Volume 10.|
|Hades||The God of the Greek Realm of the Dead and one of the Trinity Gods of Greek mythology. He was the main antagonist of Volumes 11 and 12 as he cooperated with the Khaos Brigade.
Hades is among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World".
|Apollo||The God of the Sun and Music in Greek mythology. He became the current Chief-God of Olympus after Zeus's absence and briefly appears in Volume 23.|
|Hermes||The messenger of the Gods in Greek mythology.|
|Hera||The Goddess of Marriage in Greek mythology.|
|Athena||The Goddess of Wisdom in Greek mythology.|
|Demeter||The Goddess of Agriculture in Greek mythology.|
|Hestia||The Goddess of the Hearth in Greek mythology.|
|Aphrodite||The Goddess of Love in Greek mythology.|
|Hephaestus||The God of Fire in Greek mythology.|
|Indra||The King of the Gods (Devas) and Lord of Heaven (Svargaloka) in Hindu mythology. He is also the God of War, Storms, and Rainfall.
Indra is among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World".
|Shiva||The God of Destruction in Hindu mythology and considered as one of the strongest existences in the world. He appeared in Volume 19 when Azazel asked him for help to pit 666 as soon as it awakens. He agreed under the condition that he will not interfere with the actions of Rizevim Livan Lucifer and the Evil Dragons. He will only move in case of emergency.
Shiva is among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World".
|Mahabali||The young Prince of the Asuras and son of Virochana. He became a loyal subordinate of Shiva's army to seek vengeance against Indra for murdering his father.|
|Brahma||The God of Creation in Hindu mythology and one of the Trimurti. He, along with Vishnu and the seven major gods sealed themselves to fight 666 and plead to Shiva to protect the world.
Brahma is among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World".
|Vishnu||The God of Protection in Hindu mythology and one of the Trimurtri. He, along with Brahma and the seven major Gods sealed themselves to fight 666 and ask Shiva to protect the world.
Vishnu is among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World".
|Varuna||The God of Water in Hindu mythology and the current king of Asura after the previous king Vairochana was killed by Indra. He briefly appears in Volume 21, fending off against the Evil Dragons and fake Scale Mails.|
|Hanuman||The God of Devotion in Hindu mythology. He briefly appears in Volume 21, along with Ganesha to fight against the Evil Dragons and fake Scale Mails.|
|Ganesha||The God of New Beginnings in Hindu mythology. He briefly appears in Volume 21, along with Hanuman to fight against the Evil Dragons and fake Scale Mails.|
|Vaiśravaṇa||The chief of the Four Heavenly Kings and protector of the north in Hindu mythology. He is the ruler of rain.|
|Virūḍhaka||King of the south, one of the Four Heavenly Kings, and one who causes good growth of roots in Hindu mythology. He is the ruler of the wind.|
|Dhṛtarāṣṭra||King of the east, one of the Four Heavenly Kings, and the God of music in Hindu mythology.|
|Virūpākṣa||King of the west, one of the Four Heavenly Kings, and one who sees all in Hindu mythology.|
|Susanoo||The God of Sea and Storms in Japanese mythology. He was mentioned in Volume 18, as the one who slain the Evil Dragon Yamata no Orochi.|
|Lugh||The God of the Sky in Irish mythology.
Lugh is among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World".
|Balor||The Evil God of Irish-Celtic Mythology with the Evil Eyes that were able to control the strongest Evil Dragon, Crom Cruach. The actual Balor was killed by the God Lugh, while a fraction of his consciousness resides within Gasper Vladi.|
|Aten||The Disk of the Sun in ancient Egyptian mythology.
Aten is among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World".
|Sun Wukong||Formerly a monkey Daiyoukai that became "The Great Victorious Fighting Buddha" (闘戦勝仏（とうせんしょうぶつ） Tōsen Jōbutsu).|
|Xuanzang Sanzang||Formerly a human monk that traveled to India to retrieve the sutras along with Sun Wukong, becoming a Buddha in the process. He appears in the short story "Wolf's Emblem" where he served as Albion's counsellor under Sun Wukong's request.|
|Nezha||A deity in Chinese Taoist mythology but in High School DxD he is considered a Buddha known as Prince Nezha. He is mentioned in the short story "Wolf's Emblem" and is one of the strong fighters that Vali and his team are searching for. He made his first appearance in Volume 21.|
- Valkyries, such as Rossweisse, are considered as "Half-Gods".
- Grim Reapers are a sub-species of Gods serving under Hades.
- Since the Greek mythological hero, Heracles, was a "Demi-God", Heracles would also be considered as a descendant of the Gods.