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'''Demigods''' (or '''demi-gods''') are the children of [[gods]] with a being of another [[:Category:Species|species]]. An entire race such as the [[gorgon]]s can be demigods as well.
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'''Demigods''' are the children of [[gods]] with a being of another [[:Category:Species|species]]. An entire race such as the [[gorgon]]s can be demigods as well.
   
 
==History==
 
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In ''[[The Gamblers]]'', the manager of the Roman goddess of luck [[Fortuna]]'s pool hall is her son [[Pax]]. Pax, who appears to have no real powers of his own, is revealed to be a demigod by Fortuna with a [[human]] father. As a result, she states that [[Dean]] could probably kill Pax with an [[angel blade]] since he's half human and dismisses the threat to her son as irrelevant as she can simply make more children. Dean ultimately decides to release Pax rather than continue to use him as a hostage or to kill the demigod.<br />Also in conversation with the Winchesters, Fortuna mentions that she helped were the legendary heroes Hercules, Cúchulainn and Gilgamesh in the past.
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In ''[[The Gamblers]]'', the manager of the Roman goddess of luck [[Fortuna]]'s pool hall is her son [[Pax]]. Pax, who appears to have no real powers of his own, is revealed to be a demigod by Fortuna with a [[human]] father. As a result, she states that [[Dean]] could probably kill Pax with an [[angel blade]] since he's half human and dismisses the threat to her son as irrelevant as she can simply make more children. Dean ultimately decides to release Pax rather than continue to use him as a hostage or to kill the demigod.
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In conversation with the Winchesters, Fortuna mentions that she helped were the legendary heroes Hercules, Cúchulainn and Gilgamesh in the past.
   
 
==Known Demigods==
 
==Known Demigods==
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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Demigods are the children of gods with a being of another species. An entire race such as the gorgons can be demigods as well.

History

Season 2

In Tall Tales, when telling the Winchesters about Tricksters, Bobby Singer states that they are more demigods than monsters.

Season 5

In Hammer of the Gods, the god Odin mentions that he will be killed by his grandson, the demigod Fenrir during Ragnarok.

Season 8

In Remember the Titans, Sam and Dean encounter a demigod named Oliver, who is the son of of the proto-god Prometheus. He had the same curse has his father, which was to die every day only to be brought back, a curse put on by Zeus. The curse was lifted by the death of Zeus.

Season 9

In Sharp Teeth, a cult of werewolves known as the The Maw of Fenris worshiped the Norse demigod Fenrir under the title Fenris. They believed that he would bring about werewolf domination of the world when Ragnarok occurred.

Season 13

In Unfinished Business, after killing the Prince of Hell Asmodeus, the archangel Gabriel hunts the Norse god Loki and his demigod sons Fenrir, Narfi and Sleipnir for revenge as they had captured Gabriel and sold him to the Prince of Hell in the first place. Low on power, Gabriel uses specially-crafted wooden swords to kill the four with some help from Sam and Dean Winchester.

Season 14

In Ouroboros, the gorgon Noah Ophis reveals that he is a demigod. He is subsequently killed by Jack Kline.

Season 15

In The Gamblers, the manager of the Roman goddess of luck Fortuna's pool hall is her son Pax. Pax, who appears to have no real powers of his own, is revealed to be a demigod by Fortuna with a human father. As a result, she states that Dean could probably kill Pax with an angel blade since he's half human and dismisses the threat to her son as irrelevant as she can simply make more children. Dean ultimately decides to release Pax rather than continue to use him as a hostage or to kill the demigod.

In conversation with the Winchesters, Fortuna mentions that she helped were the legendary heroes Hercules, Cúchulainn and Gilgamesh in the past.

Known Demigods

Appearances

Trivia

  • Fenrir has the most lore about him, out of all the on-screen demigods. In contrast, Oliver has none since he is only a young boy when the Winchesters meet him.
  • While most demigods on the show have powers of their own, Pax appears to possess none despite being the son of Fortuna. Fortuna even implies that Pax can be easily killed since he has a human father.
  • The earliest recorded use of the term "Demigods" occurs in texts attributed to the archaic Greek poets Homer and Hesiod. Both wrote that demigods who demonstrated "strength, power, good family, and good behavior" were termed "Heroes", and after death they could be called by Hemitheoi, a process that has been referred to as "heroization". Pindar also used the term "demigods" frequently as a synonym for divine "heroes".
  • In classical mythology, Hercules (the one Fortuna mentioned) was the Roman equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of the chief pagan deity Zeus (Roman equivalent Jupiter) and the mortal Alcmene.
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