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DnD Gods & Deities 5e

Last Updated on January 24, 2023

The World of Dungeons & Dragons is filled with fantastical creatures, but none are quite as powerful as the deities, gods, and creatures on this list. Here, we’re looking at the worshipped and reviled Dungeons & Dragons deities and DnD Gods. We will cover the complete list of DnD Gods and Deities in 5e.

Other Deities & Gods

There are many powerful creatures in the DnD worlds and not all of them are technically deities or gods. To the average NPC farmer, however, there’s not a lot of difference. This first list looks at some powerful creatures that may be gods, deities, or demigods — or just abnormally powerful entities. The gods, deities, or creatures on this list aren’t limited to one particular realm. They can be found in most DnD universes.

Good Deities

  • Bahamut – The good god of dragons
  • Corellon Larethian – Elven deity of art and magic
  • Deep Sashelas – Elven god of the sea.
  • Garl Glittergold – Gnome trickster god.
  • Moradin – Dwarf god of creation
  • Rilifane Rallathil – Elven god of nature
  • Sehanine Moonbow – Elven goddess of the moon.
  • Yondalla – Halfling fertility goddess.

Neutral Deities

  • Eadro – Sea god
  • Semuanya – Lizardfolk god of survival
  • Skerrit –Centaur and Satyr god for nature
  • Skoraeus Stonebones – Stone Giant god and god of art

Evil Deities & Gods

  • Blibdoolpoolp – Kuo-Toa worshipped as a goddess
  • Grolantor – Hill Giant god of war.
  • Gruumsh – Orc god of storms and war.
  • Hruggek – Bugbear (if you can believe it) god of violence.
  • Kutrulmak – god of war
  • Laogzed – Troglodyte god of hunger
  • Lolth – Spider god
  • Maglubiyet – The Goblin’s god of war.
  • Sekolah – God of the hunt for the Sahuagin race.
  • Surtur – God of fire giants
  • Thrym – God of frost giants
  • Tiamat – Evil dragon god

Forgotten Realms Deities & Gods

Forgotten Realms is where most modern Dungeon and Dragon stories and modules happen. Many of the iconic characters, cities, and events all happen in the world of the Forgotten Realms. 

Good Deities

  • Chauntea – Goddess of agriculture
  • Deneir – God of writing
  • Eldath – Goddess of peace
  • Ilmater – God of endurance
  • Lathander – God of birth
  • Mielikki – Goddess of forests
  • Milil – God of poetry and song
  • Selûne – Goddess of the moon
  • Sune – Goddess of love and beauty
  • Torm – God of courage and self-sacrifice
  • Tymora – Goddess of luck
  • Tyr – God of justice

Neutral Deities

  • Azuth – God of wizards
  • Gond – God of craft
  • Helm – God of protection
  • Kelemvor – God of the dead
  • Leira – Goddess of illusion
  • Lliira – Goddess of joy
  • Mask – God of thieves
  • Mystra – Goddess of magic
  • Oghma – God of knowledge
  • Savras – God of divination and fate
  • Silvanus – God of wild nature
  • Tempus – God of war
  • Waukeen – Goddess of trade

Evil Deities

  • Auril – Goddess of winter
  • Bane – God of murder
  • Beshaba – Goddess of misfortune
  • Bhaal – God of murder
  • Cyric – God of lies
  • Loviatar – Goddess of pain
  • Malar – God of the hunt
  • Myrkul – God of death
  • Shar – Goddess of darkness and loss
  • Talona – Goddess of disease and poison
  • Talos – God of storms
  • Umberlee – Goddess of the sea

Forgotten Realms Deities & Gods

DeityAlignmentDomainsSymbol
Auril, goddess of winterNENature, TempestSix-pointed snowflake
Azuth, god of wizardsLNKnowledgeLeft hand pointing upward, outlined in fire
Bane, god of tyrannyLEWarUpright black right hand, thumb and fingers together
Beshaba, goddess of misfortuneCETrickeryBlack antlers
Bhaal, god of murderNEDeathSkull surrounded by a ring of blood droplets
Chauntea, goddess of agricultureNGLifeSheaf of grain or a blooming rose over grain
Cyric, god of liesCETrickeryWhite jawless skull on black or purple sunburst
Deneir, god of writingNGKnowledgeLit candle above an open eye
Eldath, goddess of peaceNGLife, NatureWaterfall plunging into still pool
Gond, god of craftNKnowledgeToothed cog with four spokes
Helm, god of protectionLNLife, LightStaring eye on upright left gauntlet
Ilmater, god of enduranceLGLifeHands bound at the wrist with red cord
Kelemvor, god of the deadLNDeathUpright skeletal arm holding balanced scales
Lathander, god of birth and renewalNGLife, LightRoad traveling into a sunrise
Leira, goddess of illusionCNTrickeryPoint-down triangle containing a swirl of mist
Lliira, goddess of joyCGLifeTriangle of three six-pointed stars
Loviatar, goddess of painLEDeathNine-tailed barbed scourge
Malar, god of the huntCENatureClawed paw
Mask, god of thievesCETrickeryBlack mask
Mielikki, goddess of forestsNGNatureUnicorn’s head
Milil, god of poetry and songNGLightFive-stringed harp made of leaves
Myrkul, god of deathNEDeathWhite human skull
Mystra, goddess of magicNGKnowledgeCircle of seven stars, or nine stars encircling a flowing red mist, or a single star
Oghma, god of knowledgeNKnowledgeBlank scroll
Savras, god of divination and fateLNKnowledgeCrystal ball containing many kinds of eyes
Selûne, goddess of the moonCGKnowledge, LifePair of eyes surrounded by seven stars
Shar, goddess of darkness and lossNEDeath, TrickeryBlack disk encircled with a border
Silvanus, god of wild natureNNatureOak Leaf
Sune, goddess of love and beautyCGLife, LightFace of a beautiful red-haired woman
Talona, goddess of disease and poisonCEDeathThree teardrops on a triangle
Talos, god of stormsCETempestThree lightning bolts radiating from a central point
Tempus, god of warNWarUpright flaming sword
Torm, god of courage and self-sacrificeLGWarWhite right gauntlet
Tymora, goddess of good fortuneCGTrickeryFace-up coin
Tyr, god of justiceLGWarBalanced scales resting on a warhammer
Umberlee, goddess of the seaCETempestWave curling left and right
Waukeen, goddess of tradeNKnowledge, TrickeryUpright coin with Waukeen’s profile facing left

Greyhawk

The Greyhawk setting is the OG. It was the first Dungeons and Dragons setting designed by Gary Gygax himself. It started out as a simple dungeon for his kids to play in and slowly expanded with the city of Greyhawk. It eventually spawned a massive world that was the precursor to what we know of as DnD today.

Good

  • Fharlanghn – God, of distance, travel, and roads.
  • Heironeous – God of chivalry and valor
  • Kord – God of athletics and sport
  • Pholtus – God of light and law
  • Rao – God of peace and reason
  • Trithereon – God of liberty and retribution
  • Ulaa – Goddess of hills and mountains

Neutral

  • Beory – Goddess of nature
  • Boccob – God of magic
  • Celestian – God of stars and wanderers
  • Ehlonna – Goddess of woodlands
  • Istus – Goddess of fate and destiny
  • Obad-Hai – God of nature
  • Olidammara – God of revelry
  • Pelor – God of the sun and healing
  • Ralishaz – God of ill luck and insanity
  • St. Cuthbert – God of common sense and zeal
  • Wee Jas – Goddess of magic and death

Evil

  • Erythnul – God of envy and slaughter
  • Hextor – God of war and discord
  • Incabulos – God of plague and famine
  • Iuz – God of pain and oppression
  • Nerull – God of death
  • Tharizdun – God of eternal darkness
  • Vecna – God of evil secrets

Eberron Deities & Gods

Eberron is an interesting setting in the DnD world. It’s a little darker and grittier than the high fantasy typical in the other settings, and it was designed for a contest by Keith Baker for Wizards of the Coast. Unlike the other D&D settings, the gods do not manifest in the world. You won’t fall into an ancient tunnel and meet the god of dwarves. They manifest only in the powers they bestow upon their followers.

There are 2 major groups of deities in the Eberron setting. The Sovereign Host, which are considered the good and benevolent deities, and the Dark Six, the evil deities of the setting. There is also a 3rd group of deities that are unaligned with either the Sovereign Host or the Dark Six.

Sovereign Host Deities

  • Arawai – Life and Love
  • Aureon – Law and Lore
  • Balinor – Horn and Hunt
  • Boldrei – Hearth and Home
  • Dol Arrah – Sun and Sacrifice
  • Dol Dorn – Strength and Steal
  • Kol Korran – World and Wealth
  • Ollandra – Feast and Fortune
  • Onatar – Fire and Forge

The Dark Six Deities

  • The Devourer – Nature’s Destructive Power
  • The Fury – Rage and Ruin
  • The Keeper – Death and Decay
  • The Mockery – Betrayal
  • The Shadow – Magic and Mayhem
  • The Traveler – Chaos and Change

The Others

  • The Silver Flame – Protection
  • The Blood of Vol – Divinity Within
  • Cults of the Dragon Below – Madness
  • The Path of Light – Self Improvement

Pantheons 5e

The Celtic, Egyptian, Greek, and Norse pantheons are fantasy interpretations of historical religions from our world’s ancient times. They include deities that are most appropriate for use in a game, divorced from their historical context in the real world, and united into pantheons that serve the needs of the game.

Fantasy Pantheons can be found in Wizard of the Coasts SRD

Celtic Deities

It’s said that something wild lurks in the heart of every soul, a space that thrills to the sound of geese calling at night, to the whispering wind through the pines, to the unexpected red of mistletoe on an oak–and it is in this space that the Celtic gods dwell. They sprang from the brook and stream, their might heightened by the strength of the oak and the beauty of the woodlands and open moor. When the first forester dared put a name to the face seen in the bole of a tree or the voice babbling in a brook, these gods forced themselves into being.

The Celtic gods are as often served by druids as by clerics, for they are closely aligned with the forces of nature that druids revere.

Deity Alignment Suggested Domains Symbol
The Daghdha, god of weather and crops CG Nature, Trickery Bubbling cauldron or Shield
Arawn, god of life and death NE Life, Death Black Star on gray Background
Belenus, god of sun, light, and warmth NG Light Solar disk and standing stones
Brigantia, goddess of rivers and livestock NG Life Footbridge
Diancecht, god of Medicine and Healing LG Life Crossed oak and mistletoe branches
Dunatis, god of mountains and peaks N Nature Red sun-­capped Mountain peak
Goibhniu, god of smiths and Healing NG Knowledge, Life Giant mallet over sword
Lugh, god of arts, Travel, and Commerce CN Knowledge, Life Pair of long hands
Manannan mac Lir, god of oceans and sea Creatures LN Nature, Tempest Wave of white water on green
Math Mathonwy, god of magic NE Knowledge Staff
Morrigan, goddess of battle CE War Two crossed spears
Nuada, god of war and warriors N War Silver hand on black Background
Oghma, god of Speech and writing NG Knowledge Unfurled scroll
Silvanus god of Nature and Forests N Nature Summer oak tree

Greek Deities

The gods of Olympus make themselves known with the gentle lap of waves against the shores and the crash of the thunder among the cloud-enshrouded peaks. The thick boar-infested woods and the sere, olive-covered hillsides hold evidence of their passing. Every aspect of nature echoes with their presence, and they’ve made a place for themselves inside the human heart, too.

Deity Alignment Suggested Domains Symbol
Zeus, god of The Sky, ruler of the gods N Tempest Fist full of lightning bolts
Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty CG Light Sea shell
Apollo, god of light, music, and Healing CG Knowledge, Life, Light Lyr
Ares, god of war and strife CE War Spear
Artemis, goddess of hunting and childbirth NG Life, Nature Bow and arrow on lunar disk
Athena, goddess of Wisdom and civilization LG Knowledge, War Owl
Demeter, goddess of agriculture NG Life Mare’s head
Dionysus, god of mirth and wine CN Life Thyrsus (staff tipped with pine cone)
Hades, god of The Underworld LE Death Black ram
Hecate, goddess of magic and the moon CE Knowledge, Trickery Setting moon
Hephaestus, god of smithing and craft NG Knowledge Hammer and anvil
Hera, goddess of marriage and Intrigue CN Trickery Fan of peacock feathers
Hercules, god of Strength and adventure CG Tempest, War Lion’s head
Hermes, god of Travel and Commerce CG Trickery Caduceus (winged staff and serpents)
Hestia, goddess of home and Family NG Life Hearth
Nike, goddess of victory LN War Winged woman
Pan, god of Nature CN Nature Syrinx (pan pipes)
Poseidon, god of The Sea and Earthquakes CN Tempest Trident
Tyche, goddess of good fortune N Trickery Red pentagram

Egyptian Deities

These gods are a young dynasty of an ancient divine family, heirs to the rulership of the cosmos and the maintenance of the divine principle of Ma’at–the fundamental order of truth, justice, law, and order that puts gods, mortal pharaohs, and ordinary men and women in their logical and rightful place in the universe.

The Egyptian pantheon is unusual in having three gods responsible for death, each with different alignments. Anubis is the lawful neutral god of the afterlife, who judges the souls of the dead. Set is a chaotic evil god of murder, perhaps best known for killing his brother Osiris. And Nephthys is a chaotic good goddess of mourning.

Deity Alignment Suggested Domains Symbol
Re-­Horakhty, god of the sun, ruler of the gods LG Life, Light Solar disk encircled by serpent
Anubis, god of judgment and death LN Death Black Jackal
Apep, god of evil, fire, and serpents NE Trickery Flaming snake
Bast, goddess of cats and vengeance CG War Cat
Bes, god of luck and music CN Trickery Image of the misshapen deity
Hathor, goddess of love, music, and motherhood NG Life, Light Horned cow’s head with lunar disk
Imhotep, god of crafts and Medicine NG Knowledge Step pyramid
Isis, goddess of fertility and magic NG Knowledge, Life Ankh and star
Nephthys, goddess of death and grief CG Death Horns around a lunar disk
Osiris, god of Nature and The Underworld LG Life, Nature Crook and flail
Ptah, god of crafts, knowledge, and Secrets LN Knowledge Bull
Set, god of Darkness and Desert storms CE Death, Tempest, Trickery Coiled cobra
Sobek, god of water and crocodiles LE Nature, Tempest Crocodile head with horns and plumes
Thoth, god of knowledge and Wisdom N Knowledge Ibis

Norse Deities

Where the land plummets from the snowy hills into the icy fjords below, where the longboats draw up on to the beach, where the glaciers flow forward and retreat with every fall and spring–this is the land of the Vikings, the home of the Norse pantheon. It’s a brutal clime, and one that calls for brutal living. The warriors of the land have had to adapt to the harsh conditions in order to survive, but they haven’t been too twisted by the needs of their environment. Given the necessity of raiding for food and wealth, it’s surprising the mortals turned out as well as they did. Their powers reflect the need these warriors had for strong leadership and decisive action. Thus, they see their deities in every bend of a river, hear them in the crash of the thunder and the booming of the glaciers, and smell them in the smoke of a burning longhouse.

The Norse pantheon includes two main families, the Aesir (deities of war and destiny) and the Vanir (gods of fertility and prosperity). Once enemies, these two families are now closely allied against their common enemies, the giants (including the gods Surtur and Thrym).

Deity Alignment Suggested Domains Symbol
Odin, god of knowledge and war NG Knowledge, War Watching blue eye
Aegir, god of The Sea and storms NE Tempest Rough ocean waves
Balder, god of beauty and poetry NG Life, Light Gem-­encrusted silver chalice
Forseti, god of justice and law N Light Head of a bearded man
Frey, god of fertility and the sun NG Life, Light Ice-blue Greatsword
Freya, goddess of fertility and love NG Life Falcon
Frigga, goddess of birth and fertility N Life, Light Cat
Heimdall, god of watchfulness and loyalty LG Light, War Curling musical horn
Hel, goddess of The Underworld NE Death Woman’s face, rotting on one side
Hermod, god of luck CN Trickery Winged scroll
Loki, god of thieves and trickery CE Trickery Flame
Njord, god of sea and wind NG Nature, Tempest Gold coin
Odur, god of light and the sun CG Light Solar disk
Sif, goddess of war CG War Upraised sword
Skadi, god of earth and mountains N Nature Mountain peak
Surtur, god of fire Giants and war LE War Flaming sword
Thor, god of storms and thunder CG Tempest, War Hammer
Thrym, god of frost Giants and cold CE War White double-­bladed axe
Tyr, god of courage and strategy LN Knowledge, War Sword
Uller, god of hunting and winter CN Nature Longbow

Patron Deities

Patrons are gods that grant magical powers to individuals. Their spellcasting abilities and magical powers come from a direct line to their patrons. Clerics and Paladin worship them and Warlocks make pacts with them. 

Below you’ll find some options for your Cleric or Paladin’s Patron deity and inspiration for your next Warlock Patron. 

Deity

Alignment

Suggested Domains

Symbol

GameCows Notes

Bahamut, Dragon God of Good

LG

Life, Protection, War

Dragon’s head in profile

Bahamut is a good choice for Dragonborn and “good” alignment characters.

Blibdoolpoolp, Kuo-toa Goddess

NE

Death

Lobster head or black pearl

Due to their tendency towards madness and the sea they make great Undead or Old One Patrons.

Corellon Larethian, Elf Deity of Art and Magic

CG

Arcana,

Light

Quarter moon or starburst

This is a good choice for elvish Clerics or Paladins. He was a master swordsman so a good choice if you want a sword as your weapon of choice.

Deep Sashelas, Elf God of the Sea

CG

Nature, Tempest

Dolphin

He is like the DnD god equivalent of Aquaman. Particularly interesting choice if you have a water-heavy adventure.

Eadro, Merfolk Deity of the Sea

N

Nature, 

Tempest

Spiral design

Eadro was the creator of the Locathah and the Merfolk, so adding them into a campaign is a must when they’re involved.

Garl Glittergold, Gnome God of Trickery and Wiles

LG

Trickery

Gold nugget

Garl Glittergold is the generic god of gnomes and is a trickster-type god.

Grolantor, Hill Giant God of War

CE

War

Wooden club

Grolantor’s main attribute is that he hates races smaller them him and promotes violence against them. That’s why he is worshipped by hill giants.

Gruumsh, Orc God of Storms and War

CE

Tempest, War

Unblinking eye

Gruumsh is the god of Orcs. This one-eyed deity is said to watch over all Orcs until they rule the world.

Hruggek, Bugbear God of Violence

CE

War

Morningstar

Hruggek is the god of ambushes. Which coincides with Bugbear tactics.

Kurtulmak, Kobold God of War and Mining

LE

War

Gnome skull

The craftiest of Kobolds, Kurtulmak is their chief god and strives for the advancement of all Kobolds.

Laogzed, Troglodyte God of Hunger

CE

Death

Image of the lizard/toad god

Also known as the eater of souls and known for its endless hunger. Laogzed is another great choice for an Elder God patron.

Lolth, Drow Goddess of Spiders

CE

Trickery

Spider

The Drow society worships spiders and Lolth is the Drow’s chief deity.

Maglubiyet, Goblinoid God of War 

LE

Order,

War

Bloody axe

Worshippers or Maglubiyet typically slaughtered their enemies and innocents in the name of Maglubiyet.

Moradin, Dwarf God of Creation 

LG

(Lawful Evil)

Forge,

Knowledge

Hammer and anvil

One of the chief gods of the Dwarves he was also nicknamed the Soul Forger.

Rillifane Rallathil, Wood Elf God of Nature

CG

Nature

Oak

Rillifane is one of the chief gods of the forest and the protector of nature.

Sehanine Moonbow, Elf Goddess of the Moon 

CG

Knowledge

Crescent moon

Sehanine also had deep ties to the fey making her a great choice for elves and a Fey patron for Warlocks.

Sekolah, god of the hunt

LE

Nature, Tempest

Shark

Sekolah is the shark god of the Sahugin also known as “He Who Eats”

Semuanya, Lizardfolk Deity of Survival 

N

Life

Egg

Semuanya was the god of survival and his worshippers can often be seen in the wilds by themselves.

Skerrit, Centaur and Satyr God of Nature

N

Nature

Oak growing from acorn

Also known as the Forest Walker, Skerrit wanders the land protecting the forests under his domain.

Skoraeus Stonebones, God of Stone Giants and Art

N

Knowledge

Stalactite

Skoraeus is the protector of the stone giants. He was reclusive and only came out to guide the path of the Stone Giants.

Surtur, God of Fire Giants and Craft

LE

Knowledge, War

Flaming sword

Surtur is the god of Fire Giants and his temples are massive forges where the giants worked their craft.

Thrym, God of Frost Giants and Strength

CE

(Chaotic Evil)

War

White double-bladed axe

Thrym is the 4th deity in the giant pantheon who led the Frost Giants.

Tiamat, Dragon Goddess of Evil

LE

Trickery

Dragon head with five claw marks

Tiamat is the sister of Bahamut and the evil queen of dragons.

Yondalla, Halfling Goddess of Fertility and Protection

LG

Life, Protection

Shield

Yondalla is the creator of ad goddess of the Halflings.

We hope you enjoyed this guide to the list of DnD Deities and DnD Gods. Why not check out our War Caster 5e Feat guide or a Class guide to Rogue 5e or our DnD Races guide?

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