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 Abilities
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 the Gods, 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 9, Sun Wukong states that some Heroes have become gods hinting that humans can become Gods, and according to him and Indra one must have a pure soul, benevolence, and righteousness to become a god. As stated by Indra that gods are honest when it comes to their personalities whether they were good/benevolent god or an evil god.
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
- Persian Mythology - Zoroastrianism
|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 that 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 up 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 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, son of Odin, and is the brother of Víðarr. He wields the mighty hammer, Mjölnir. He is also Vali's older stepbrother.
Thor is among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World".
|Vidar||The God of Vengeance in Norse mythology, son of Odin, and the brother of Thor. He became the current Chief-God of Asgard after Odin's absence. He is also Vali's older stepbrother and the only one Fenrir fears. He briefly appears in Volume 23.|
|Freyja||The Goddess of Love, Beauty, and Warfare in Norse mythology.|
|Heimdall||The Guardian God of Asgard in Norse mythology.|
|Baldur||The God of Beauty in Norse mythology.|
|Hel||Loki's daughter, ruler of Niflheim in Norse mythology. She is strictly monitored due to the influence of the Loki incident.She is a tall, beautiful woman with long hair which is a mix of blue plus red. She first appears in the short story Pavilion Kingdom angry at Team DxD for putting her father in prison.|
|Gna||The Goddess who runs errands in other worlds for the goddess Frigg and rides the flying, sea-treading horse Hófvarpnir. She is a maid for Odin's family.|
|Fulla||The Goddess who attends to the ashen box and the footwear owned by the goddess Frigg, and, in addition, Frigg confides in Fulla her secrets. She is a maid for Odin's family.|
|Hlin||A goddess associated with the goddess Frigg. She is a maid for Odin's family.|
|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 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".
|Apollon||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.|
|Artemis||The Goddess of Hunt, Moon, and Chastity in Greek mythology.|
|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.|
|Erebus||Primordial God of Darkness and the brother of Nyx in Greek mythology.|
|Nyx||Primordial Goddess of the Night and the younger sister of Erebus in Greek mythology.|
|Tartarus||Primordial God in Greek mythology.|
|Chronos||Primordial God of Time in Greek mythology.|
|Eros||Primordial God of Love, Sexual Desire, and Attraction in Greek mythology.|
|Hypnos||The Greek God/personification of sleep.|
|Oneiroi||Greek Gods of dreams.|
|Morpheus||A Greek God of Dreams.|
|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 Trimurti. 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.|
|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 Sun 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 travelled 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.|
|Vaiśravaṇa||The chief of the Four Heavenly Kings and protector of the north in Buddhist mythology. He is the ruler of rain.|
|Virūḍhaka||King of the south, one of the Four Heavenly Kings, and one who causes the good growth of roots in Buddhist 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 Buddhist mythology.|
|Virūpākṣa||King of the west, one of the Four Heavenly Kings, and one who sees all in Buddhist mythology.|
|Guan Yu||A general who served the warlord Liu Bei in the Eastern Han dynasty who became a God of Commerce of Mount Meru under Indra.|
|Gautama Buddha||The Buddha and founder of Buddhism in Buddhism.|
|Guanyin||The God of Mercy in Buddhism.|
|Enma||The Lord of Hell in Buddhism, known for his strict nature and has influence in both Hinduism and Buddhism. He does not agree with the plan of Hades.|
|Angra Mainyu||The God of Darkness and Evil in Persian mythology.|
|Chichigami||The God of Breasts, served by the Seirei of Oppai. A God who doesn't exist in any mythology or as a member of any known faction. Chichigami is revealed to be one of the Pillar Gods of ExE. She instructed Issei to collect the 12 Heavenly Breasts in order to fend off the evil that will appear in his world.|
|Melvazoa||The Malevolent God who rules the Mechanical Life Forms and one of the Pillar Gods of ExE. They rule one half of ExE and are at war with Resetoras and the Spirits. Melvazoa possesses fighting strength that surpasses that of the complete Ophis and Great Red, and will eventually arrive in 30 years later along with it’s siblings to destroy the world.|
|Resetoras||The Benevolent God who rules the Spirits and one of the Pillar Gods of ExE. They rule one half of ExE and are at war with Melvazoa and the Mechanical Life Forms.|
|Regalzerva||The Fierce God of ExE who is the older brother of Melvazoa and Seraselbes. His power is said to not to be inferior to Melvazoa's. He has two god underlings under him called "Keito Tenkai".|
|Seraselbes||The Evil Spirit of ExE who is the younger sister of Melvazoa and Regalzerva. Her power is said to not be inferior to Melvazoa's. She has many god underlings under her with five having been confirmed.|
- Valkyries, such as Rossweisse, are considered as "Half-Gods".
- Grim Reapers are a sub-species of Gods serving under Hades.
- Keito is another name for Ketu, a mythical being associated with eclipses and is the tail that corresponds to Rahu (or Ragou), which is the head of the same being. Tenkai, which could roughly translate to "sky ocean", is the name of a renowned Japanese Buddhist monk.
- ExE is known as Evie x Etoulde.