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Deities & Demigods is an accessory for AD&D 1st edition. Printings after the second reduced the page count to 128 and cut out two of the included mythos. In that form, it is functionally identical to Legends & Lore.

Cyclopedia of Gods and Heroes from Myth and Legend

Provides the Dungeon Master with gods, heroes and monsters from myth, fiction and legend for use in rounding out an Advanced D&D campaign. Within this book are seventeen pantheons of divinities, each profusely illustrated. Also included are new material on clerics' conduct and their relationships with their deities, information on character mortality and immortality, and more!


  • Preface
  • Credits and Acknowledgements
  • Editor's Introduction
  • Explanatory Notes
    • Standard Divine Abilities
  • Dungeon Mastering Divine Beings
  • Clerics and Deities
  • Omens
  • Mortality and Immortality
    • Divine Ascension
  • American Indian Mythos
  • Arthurian Heroes
  • Babylonian Mythos
  • Celtic Mythos
  • Mesoamerican Mythos
  • Chinese Mythos
  • Cthulhu Mythos (first and second printings only)
  • Egyptian Mythos
  • Melnibonéan Mythos (first and second printings only)
  • Finnish Mythos
  • Greek Mythos and Heroes
  • Indian Mythos
  • Japanese Mythos
  • Nehwon Mythos
  • Nonhuman's Deities
  • Norse Mythos
  • Sumerian Mythos
  • Appendix 1: The Known Planes of Existence
  • Appendix 2: Temple Trappings
  • Appendix 3: Clerical Quick Reference Chart
  • Appendix 4: Further References
  • Index to Proper Names



  • Design: James M. Ward with Robert J. Kuntz
  • Editing: Lawrence Schick
  • Cover Art: Erol Otus
  • Interior Illustrations: Jeff Dee, Erol Otus, Eymoth, Darlene Pekul, Jennell Jaquays, Jim Roslof, David S. LaForce, David C. Sutherland III, Jeff Lanners, D. A. Trampier

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  1. Shannon Appelcline. Deities & Demigods (1e). Dungeon Masters Guild. Retrieved on 2013-11-13.