Here is everything you need to know about the five best anime Goddesses.
Athena: Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya has a refreshing take on depicting Athena, the Grecian goddess of wisdom and war. Rather than making her a completely immortal being, she’s a mortal goddess who dies and reincarnates repeatedly.
Saint Seiya differs from traditional mythology a bit in its depiction of Hades, the God of the Underworld. Where Athena is the champion of mortals, Hades is humanity’s foe rather than just a natural part of the lifecycle. To protect the earth, Athena created clothes, and sets of armor, that her saints wore in the Holy Wars.
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Freya is the Goddess of Beauty in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon? She often oversteps her bounds as god with her favorite adventurer, Bell Cranel. Freya is single-minded in purpose, as gods can be, and will go to extreme lengths to push Bell’s progress.
Freya’s status as Goddess of Beauty gives her siren-like gifts which can lure mortals, and even other gods. She’s inspired by the Norse goddess, Freyja.
San: Princess Mononoke
The Wolf Clan are San’s two giant wolf godbrothers in Princess Mononoke. Though she’s human, the two wolves protect, respect, and work with San as though she were no different from them. They are stoic warrior gods like their mother, Moro.
Though technically still pups compared to the rest of the animal gods in the ancient forest. It’s not known whether there are other wolf gods aside from Moro and her two young sons.
Momo: Momo: Girl God Of Death
Momo is a Grim Reaper, a god of death in Ballad of a Shinigami. She’s accompanied by a small black cat with bat wings named Daniel. Daniel can speak and serves her as her familiar. Momo’s hair and clothes are ghostly white, and she bears a traditional reaper’s sickle.
Momo ushers souls from the mortal coil to the Great Beyond. She takes great care to help them leave their fear and pain behind. She helps make death a compassionate, if at times tragic, experience.
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Bishamonten is the goddess of war and patroness of warriors in Noragami. She cares to her core for her Shinki, her divine vessels. As would make sense for a war general type of god, Bishamonten is stoic on the surface. But she bears the great weight of responsibility on her shoulders. As a result, she’s not the most in touch with her emotions at times.
Bishamonten is responsible for many Shinki, and in battle, she exhibits an amazing, enduring strength. The deity that Bishamonten is inspired by is Vessavana, one of the Four Great Heavenly Kings.