Part I: Creating a Religion
Part II: Religious Hierarchies
Part III: Pantheons, Deities, Mythologies, etc.
BONUS: Ceremonies (birth, death, naming, sacrificing, rites of passage)
This is similar to Part III, but more specific on a single deity.
What is a deity?
A deity is a divine or supernatural being that meets one or more of the following:
- Is worshiped by a population
- Is given attributes and associations
- Is recognized as a divine being
They are often referred to as gods and goddesses.
Your religion does not need deities.
TYPE OF DEITY
You can have different groups of deities within a pantheon of deities. These groups can be separated however you want. Perhaps one group is for all the water deities (rain, storms, fresh water, salt water, waterfalls, snow, ice, etc.) or maybe the deities are separated by hierarchy.
What you do with these groups is up to you. Deities within one group might share similarities in their appearance or behavior, or each group might have a different following of worshipers, or each group might represent something as a whole (an animal or a season, for example).