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Divine Spirit (神霊, Shinrei?) is the classification for the highest rank of Nature Spirit, and is the name for the remnants of gods after the deterioration of the Age of Gods.

NatureEdit

Gods were beings formed by the thoughts of Humans and born into the world without being influenced by the will of the people. They grow stronger the more people worship them, but have been reduced to normal Divine Spirits since the end of the Age of Gods. There also exist cases like gods becoming infamous as icons of terror, distorting their appearances through the human thoughts and ideals that formed them.

Gods are split into two categories, those things that were already there that became gods after becoming objects of worship and those that were reborn as gods. Those that were already there include heavenly bodies like the sun and moon, natural phenomena like storms, earthquakes, thunder, and wind, or others like the "power of the planet that stabilized the surface of the earth." Those that were reborn as gods were close to human originally, but deviated from humanity through various factors to become objects of worship. Beings like heroes and messiahs that are "systems necessary to thrive" fall under that category.[1]

The gods of ancient Mesopotamia, the gods of antiquity, were part of the first category, natural phenomena possessing intentions and personalities. Ea was one such god that performed the act of building the planet, and many others began to build nations after the primordial earth was stabilized in myth. They reigned as the laws of heaven, controlling humans through methods like the birth of Gilgamesh, though that worked against them to end their age.[1] The second category, the gods of modernity, came to the forefront after their passing.

HistoryEdit

The gods of Mesopotamia found themselves lacking viability towards the end of their age and the start of the human age. Living things normally have the instinct to adapt their surroundings to something better suited for the habitat, but gods merely "existed" no matter their power. The viability of humanity was exceptional at the time, as though it was slight counting singular humans, their force in sheer numbers was high. They did not have any transcendent beings commanding the vast majority, but they had a higher level of intelligence than all other living beings that was distributed across all of them. This differed from the gods, no matter how powerful, whose acquired personalities were not much different from humans in their inventiveness and cognizance.

Though the gods were omniscient, each could only come to one conclusion and acquire one personality, differing from the threat of the vast number of humans with their large amount of cognizance, their capacity for change. Their desires were boundless, relentless, and unrestrained, causing the world to evolve in accordance. The gods feared that the rules of the planet would change as they continued to breed, bringing about a time where it was no longer necessary for natural phenomena to have wills. They brought about Gilgamesh for that reason, believing that a sovereign belonging to the human side and championing their cause would allow them to keep humanity in check.

He was to be a keystone hammered into the earth by the heavens to delay the complete fracturing between themselves and humanity, but he rejected their ways and brought an end to their age.[2]

The Age of Gods in Scandinavia ended with Ragnarök, after Surtr burned away the Texture with Laevatein.

The Twelve Olympians originally ruled over Atlantis over 14,000 years before modern day. In 12,000 BC, Sefar arrived on earth, the Olympians being destroyed at that time. Their remnants eventually drifted to Greece, forming Grecian mythology. Within the alternate history of the Atlantic Lostbelt, they avoided that destruction and survived to modern day.[3] The existence of Sefar is a trauma for the Olympians and the Roman Gods.[4]

AttributesEdit

Gods have Authority (権能, Kennō?) over the world, allowing for world construction, event shifting, time-flow manipulation, kingdom-building, and other such powers of that level. Authorities are special abilities that fall into a different category than Codecasts, Skills, and Noble Phantasms. While normal skills "accomplish a certain task by following a corresponding principle”, Authority works “simply by making things happen because one has that right.” Authority is also limited to certain domains for a god. Though such powers existed six thousand years ago, in the Age of Gods before the modern era, the advent of the AD calendar relieved the gods of their duty of the advance of human civilization and retired them to the past.[5] High-level gods like Amaterasu are powerful enough that even the time axis has almost no bearing on them.[6] Some such as the gods of Olympus age over time, having to eat golden apples to keep from aging, while others like Stheno and Euryale are born as immortal idols.[7]

Gods were able to mate with humans, bringing about demi-gods of various strengths like Heracles and Cú Chulainn. Demi-gods and those who lose their divinity like Medusa and Chiron are applicable to be summoned as servants. Gods that have died before reduction into Divine Spirits could presumably be recorded into the Throne of Heroes. It is also possible for demi-gods to ascend to full godhood like Heracles, who can be summoned from the Throne of Heroes with his complete Divinity. Heroic Spirits like Alexander the Great can obtain some Divinity through the addition of their legends to their power, even if they may not actually be true. While Divine Spirit servants have the ability to use the Authority of the past, utilizing it in the modern age requires a penalty of self-ruin. However in Fate/Grand Order, Ishtar appears as a pseudo-Servant condition in which a human that has a wavelength close to her own was made into a vessel. In Fate/EXTRA CCC the one who swallowed up the Moon Cell has reached a level of power that is Authority-class.[5]

Gods often create offshoot divided spirits (分霊, bunrei?) encompassing a piece of their divinity.

Gods possess Divine Cores (神核?) within their Saint Graphs.

VariationsEdit

BodhisattvaEdit

Bodhisattva are gods of cosmic proportions, easily capable of governing the solar system and are not owned by Gaia. Saver is one such being, and he is around the level of beings like Kiara Sessyoin and True Daemons, capable of affecting the entirety of a planet. Boddhisattva are people who devote themselves to bring salvation to sattva and also those who have attained moksha. The vastness of the world view of Buddhism is much greater than other religions, encompassing the universe as the kingdom of the Buddha. It uses numerical concepts like Nayuta(10^60) and Muryoutaisuu (10^68) to display their magnitude, and the size of the universe is the great trichiliocosm, composed of one thousand medium trichiliocosm, which are composed of one thousand galaxies, small trichiliocosm each made up of three thousand worlds. It is on the scale of galaxies, galaxy clusters, and superclusters known in the modern era, interpreted over two thousand years ago.[8]

Earth Mother GoddessEdit

Earth Mother Goddess (大地母神?) are goddesses that possess the power of creation which originated from a forgotten goddess from approximately 8000 years ago (the goddess of Catalhoyuk). The goddess was the equivalent of the mother of the earth mother goddesses that created the land, or in other words the “Root” that created all creation.[9] Her powers eventually branched out to other goddesses such as TiamatCybele, Ishtar/Inanna, Anat, Astarte, Gaia (not the same as the Counter Force), Hera, Artemis, Aphrodite, Demeter, and Athena. The earth mother goddesses were often imaged with mural crowns because many of the goddesses were also the guardian deities of cities.

The earth mother is a protector guardian deity revered by the people, and she is the sacrifice that feeds them with the crops born from her body and the beasts of the fields and the forests. Her true nature is the cycle of life and death, the circle of the food chain where she feeds man with her blood and flesh, kills man over time and absorbs him as nutrition, and once again feeds man with her replenished blood and flesh. She represents the system of life itself, so those born of the earth cannot deny her authority. Only when they have fulfilled the wish of the Çatalhöyük, leaving the planet for space and ending the infantile stage of intelligent lifeforms, will they no longer be bound to it.

This authority over the power of bringing death and giving life, symbolized by holes opening in the earth and the sky, caves and the moon, the whirlpools and typhoons of the sea, the craters of volcanoes, and such, first births evils that bring forth all manners of death. Once the evils are finished spreading death, they leave the promise of good harvest and fertility. The goddesses that followed inherited this authority, and many were imaged with mural crowns because many were also the guardian deities of cities. Most used the authority to give birth to countless monsters and giants and posed a threat to the gods and man, or give birth to heroes and became protectors of man. Tiamat and Gaia are examples of those who became threats, and Hera is an example of a mother of heroes.[9] BB used Earth Mother data and Kingprotea came to existence as a High-Servant.[10]

ListEdit

Gods that are prominent within the Nasuverse, whether they have been referenced or directly appeared.

Name Mythology Series Notes
AmaterasuShinto mythologyFate/Extra CCCDeification of the sun
Tamamo-no-Mae is a divided spirit of Amaterasu.[11]
AnubisEgyptian mythologyFate/RequiemGod of the Underworld
ApolloGreek mythologyFate/Grand OrderGreek God of the Sun, the Arts, father of Asclepius.
ApolloAtlantean mythologyFate/Grand Order
AresGreek mythologyFate/Grand OrderGreek God of War
Father of Hippolyta, Penthesilea and Romulus.
AresAtlantean mythologyFate/Grand Order
AphroditeGreek mythologyFate/Grand OrderGreek Goddess of Beauty, Love and Sex
AphroditeAtlantean mythologyFate/Grand Order
AshtoretVariousFate/Grand Order
ArtemisGreek mythologyFate/Grand OrderGreek Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt
ArtemisAtlantean mythologyFate/Grand Order
AsclepiusGreek mythologyFate/Grand OrderGreek God of Medicine
AstraeaGreek mythologyFate/Grand OrderGreek Goddess of Innocence and Justice
AtlasGreek mythologyFate/Grand OrderTitan who was condemned to hold up the Sky.
AthenaGreek mythologyFate/Grand OrderGreek Goddess of Wisdom and War
AthenaAtlantean mythologyFate/Grand Order
BrynhildrNorse mythologyFate/Prototype: F.
ChironGreek mythologyFate/Apocrypha
ChironAtlantean mythologyFate/Grand Order
ChaosGreek mythologyFate/Grand Order
DumuzidMesopotamian mythologyFate/Grand OrderGod of Shepards
DurgaIndian mythologyFate/EXTRA CCCGoddess of War and Victory
EreshkigalMesopotamian mythologyFate/Grand OrderQueen of the Underworld
FreyjaNorse mythologyFate/Grand OrderGoddess of Love
GaneshaIndian mythologyFate/Grand OrderGod of Beginnings, Success and Wisdom
Goddess of ÇatalhöyükÇatalhöyük mythologyFate/Extra CCC
Goddess RhongomyniadNoneFate/Grand Order
IndraIndian mythologyFate/Grand OrderThunder God
IshtarMesopotamian mythologyFate/Grand OrderGoddess of beauty, good harvests, and war
Jaguar ManMesoamerican mythologyFate/Grand Order
KaliIndian mythologyFate/Grand OrderGoddess of War and Destruction
KamaIndian mythologyFate/Grand OrderGod of Love
LeviathanAbrahamic mythologyFate/EXTRA CCC
LouhiFinnish mythologyFate/Grand Order
MagniNorse mythologyFate/kaleid linerSon of Thor
MardukMesopotamian mythologyFate/Grand OrderGod of Storms
MelusineFrench mythologyFate/EXTRA CCC FT
NergalMesopotamian mythologyFate/Grand OrderGod of the Sun and War
NzambiAfrican mythologyFate/RequiemHigh Goddess of the Vili
OdinNorse mythologyFate/Grand OrderAll Father. God of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Magic
ParvatiIndian mythologyFate/Grand OrderGoddess of Love
PelePolynesian mythologyFate/Grand Order
QuetzalcoatlMesoamerican mythologyFate/Grand OrderGod of Wind and Rain
SaraswatiIndian mythologyFate/EXTRA CCCGoddess of Wisdom
SkadiNorse mythologyFate/Grand OrderGoddess of Ice
TezcatlipocaMesoamerican mythologyFate/Grand OrderSpider and jaguar deity
TiamatMesopotamian mythologyFate/Grand OrderEarth Mother
ThorNorse mythologyFate/kaleid linerThunder God
VishnuIndian mythologyFate/Grand Order

Japanese Ainu/Buddhist/Shinto MythologyEdit

  • Bishamonten, a God of War and who Nagao Kagetora claims to be an incarnation of.
  • Gozu Tennou, incarnation or identity of Indra and father of Minamoto no Raikou.
  • Hachiman, a God of Archery and War.
  • Izanami, the Shinto Goddess of Creation and Death. She is the mother of Amaterasu and many other Japanese Deities. 
  • Izanagi, the Shinto God of Creation and Life. He is father of Amaterasu and many other Japanese Deities.
  • Kuzuryū, a Japanese Dragon God and possibly the father of Shuten-douji.
  • Raijin, a God of Lightning, Thunder, and Storms, and the father of Sakata Kintoki.
  • Sitonai, a Kamuy, a god from Ainu Mythology. Her Skill Kamuy Yukar is the divine hymn of he who claimed himself a Kamuy. As an Alter Ego, uttering the Kamuy Yukar allows Sitonai to borrow the power of various Kamuys in Ainu lore. It is possible for her to even use the power of the Pase Kamuys (the superior Kamuys) related to mountains, villages, and the sea.
  • Yamata no Orochi, a Japanese Dragon God and possibly the father of Shuten-douji.

Greco/Roman MythologyEdit

They are briefly seen in Pandora's flashback as her creator and then bestow the Pandora's box to her. They appear as robotic beings with a pair of glowing round orbs for eyes. It is eventually revealed that the Titans and the 12 Olympians are machine gods that split off from the original Chaos.

  • Chaos, the Primordial God of Emptiness from which the Titans and Greek Gods originated from.
  • Deimos, the Greek God of Terror and son of Ares and Aphrodite.
  • Cronus, the Titan God of Harvest. He is the father of Hades, Poseidon, Zeus, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia.
  • Demeter, the Greek Goddess of Agriculture and Harvest and mother of Persephone.
  • Eris, the Greek Goddess of Chaos and Discord.
  • Euryale, Stheno, and Medusa, the Gorgon sisters who were born from the wishes of mankind for ideal goddesses. Medusa was originally an earth goddess before losing her divinity and becoming the Gorgon, an existence that might already be called the Queen of Magical Beasts. Medusa is one of Violet's goddess components.
  • Hades, the Greek God of the Underworld. He possesses the Cloth of Concealment.
  • Hecate, the Greek Goddess of Magic, who taught Circe and Medea Magecraft.
  • Hephaestus, the Greek God of Fire and Blacksmith of Olympus. He is the creator of Akhilleus Kosmos. He is also the husband of Aphrodite.
  • Hera, Queen of the Gods and Goddess of Marriage.
  • Heracles, demi-god turned full Divine Spirit and the Greek God of Strength.
  • Hermes, the Greek God of Trickery and the Messenger of the Gods, is said to be the one who gave Perseus his five Noble Phantasms. He is also said to be the ancestor of Odysseus.
  • Hestia, the Greek Goddess of the Hearth, Home, Domesticity, Family, the State, and Fire.
  • Nemesis, Greek Goddess of Retribution.
  • Perse, an Oceanid Nymph and daughter of Tethys.
  • Persephone, the Greek Goddess of Springtime and Vegetation.
  • Poseidon/Neptune, the Greek God of the Seas and Earthquakes. He is the father of Orion and Triton. He is also possibly the father of Chrysaor and Pegasus.
  • Rhea, the Titan Goddess of the Earth and Fertility. She is the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia.
  • Romulus-Quirinus, the deified form of Romulus post-mortem as Quirinus.
  • Prometheus, the Titan who gave Fire to mankind.
  • Tethys, one of the original Titans and wife of Oceanus.
  • Thanatos, the Greek God of Death.
  • Thetis, a sea nymph, the mother of Achilles.
  • Themis, the Titaness of divine law and order. She is also the mother of Dike.
  • Astraeus, the Greek Titan God of the Dusk. He is the husband of Eos and the father of Astraea.
  • Eos, the Greek Titaness Goddess of the Dawn. She is the wife of Astraeus and the mother of Astraea. She is also the sister of Helios.
  • Dike, the Greek Goddess of Justice. She is the daughter of Zeus and Themis. She is closely associated Astraea.
  • Helios/Sol, the Greco-Roman Titan God and Personification of the Sun. He is the father of King Aeëtes, Circe, and Pasiphaë. He is also the grandfather of Medea and Apsyrtus through his son King Aeëtes, as well as Ariadne and Asterios through his daughter Pasiphaë. He is also the brother of Eos.
  • Zeus/Jupiter, the King of the Gods and God of the Sky and Lightning, is the father of Heracles, and although there is no proof, Alexander the Great was also called his son in some stories and gained Divinity as a Heroic Spirit. The Divine Bulls that pull Gordius Wheel, which were an offering to him stolen by Alexander, are called the "Children of Zeus" and generate lightning that is said to be a manifestation of Zeus.
  • Artemis/Diana, the Greco-Roman Virgin Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon. She is also one of Meltryllis’s components.
  • Caeneus or Caenis who inherited Poseidon's authority to become a divine spirit, died in her legend. 
  • The Dioscuri, originally ancient Divine Spirits who embodied the Gemini Constellation.
  • Ares/Mars, the Greco-Roman God of War, and father of Romulus, Remus, Penthesilea, and Hippolyta.
  • Aphrodite/Venus, the Greco-Roman Goddess of Love, Sex, and Beauty and ancestor of Gaius Julius Caesar.

Hinduism and Indian BuddhismEdit

  • Surya, the Hindu Sun God and father of Karna.
  • Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth. Sita is one of her reincarnations.
  • Shiva, the Hindu God of Time and Destruction. He is the husband of Parvati and the father of Ganesha. He gave Arjuna one of his weapons. One of his avatars is Ashwatthama.
  • Alakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Misfortune. She possesses Lakshmibai.
  • Agni, the Hindu God of Fire. He gave Arjuna his bow.
  • Apsara, an Indian Goddess of the Clouds and Waters. One of Violet's goddess components.
  • Airavata, an Earth Mother. One of Kingprotea's goddess components.
  • Buddha, a man who ascended to the level of a Bodhisattva after death, existing beyond Gaia's control.
  • Nalakūbara, a lower tier deity of Hindu mythology as well as the guardian god of Buddhism, he was eventually conveyed to China and became accepted into Taoism as the God of Young Boys: Prince Nezha.
  • Yama, the Indian God of Death and the Underworld.
  • Varuna, the Vedic God of Water, Rain and Medicine.
  • Vayu, the Indian God of Wind.
  • Kubera, the Lord of Wealth of the Semi-Divine Yakshas.
  • Arjuna Alter, an amalgamation of nearly the entire Hindu Pantheon in the Hindu Lostbelt.

Irish MythologyEdit

Mesopotamian MythologyEdit

  • Anu, the King of the Gods. He is the father of many Gods including Ishtar. He is also the father of Enkidu.
  • Aruru, also known as Damkina, Goddess of Creation and mother of Enkidu.
  • Enki, also known as Ea, is the God of Creation, as well as the Great God of Earth and Water, he is believed to be the quasi-deification of the power of the planet which turned, smashed, and stabilized the surface of the earth when it was still covered in gas and seas of magma, during the primordial stage of the earth. He is also tasked with managing the Abyss, the primordial sea of nothingness. The Sword of Rupture, Ea is named after him in his Akkadian and Babylonian name, while the Sword of the End, Enki is named after his older name.
  • Ninsun, the mother of Gilgamesh and "Lady of the Wild Cows". Indirectly mentioned in episode 8 of Carnival Phantasm.
  • Abzu, the Primordial God of Freshwater and the husband of Tiamat.
  • Enurta, the God of Agriculture, Hunting, and War.
  • Kishar, Goddess of the Earth.
  • Utu, God of the Sun, Justice, Morality, and Truth. He is a son of Anu, twin brother of Ishtar and younger brother of Ereshkigal, and the father of Hubaba.

ZoroastrianismEdit

  • Aŋra Mainiiu (Angra Mainyu) (アンリマユ, Anrimayu?), the Persian god of darkness. The Avenger-Class Servant that was summoned under the true name of Angra Mainyu, but he is no more than an ordinary villager; A human that was freed from the confines of Order by having his name expelled from the Avesta, The Universal Revelation of Inscribed Creation.
  • Armaiti, an ancient Persian Goddess mentioned by Arash before using Stella. She gave Arash wisdom but the designer and the creator of the bow was Arash.

Balto-SlavicEdit

  • Perkunas, God of the Sky, Thunder, and Lightning.

Egyptian MythologyEdit

  • Amun, the identity Zeus takes in Egyptian Mythology.
  • Anat, Goddess of War.
  • Ra, God of the Sun and father of Ozymandias.
  • Hathor, Goddess of the Sky and Love.
  • Set, God of Chaos.
  • Horus, God of the Sky and father of Nitocris.
  • Osiris, God of the Dead and Afterlife.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1
  2. Gilgamesh Secret Garden conversations: 1, 2, 3, and 4
  3. Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt - Ancient Titans' Ocean Atlantis: The Day God Is Shot Down, Chapter 10
  4. Fate/Grand Order - Salomon: The Grand Time Temple - Act 03: The Intel Flauros
  5. 5.0 5.1

  6. Fate/hollow ataraxia - Gorgon's Cellar
  7. 9.0 9.1
  8. 12.0 12.1 Fate/Grand Order - Profile of Diarmuid Ua Duibhne (Saber)


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