|“||All of a sudden, this Jesus character is the hot new thing in town. All of a sudden, our altars are being burned down, and we're being hunted down like common monsters.||”|
— Edward Carrigan
in A Very Supernatural Christmas
Much like other pagan deities, he and Madge once had many willing worshipers who gave them sacrifices, taking over a hundred tributes a year, but with the coming of Jesus, they lost almost all of their followers, and without sacrifices they were weakened. They have lived for over 2 millennia amongst the humans having assimilated to their way of living though secretly carrying out sacrifices.
Madge makes wreaths out of Meadowsweet, and the people who buy the wreaths are taken for sacrifices. When she and Edward Carrigan find Sam and Dean snooping around in their blood-splattered basement, they take the brothers prisoner and start their ritual preparation for sacrifice. This involves cutting them both to obtain blood. Edward pulls out one of Sam's fingernails and is about to pull one of Dean's teeth when they are distracted by the doorbell, and the brothers are able to escape their bonds. Dean stabs Edward with a branch from a Christmas tree while Sam stabs Madge with another branch, killing them.
The deity takes the form of an ordinary citizen, acting exactly like one (even playing bridge on Tuesdays and Fridays), except during the days leading up to Christmas, where he takes human sacrifices as tributes through a ritual.
Edward appears as an ordinary human, but when light is shone on his face, his true appearance is revealed.
Powers and Abilities
- Weather manipulation - He had very limited influence over the weather, being able to bring mild weather.
- Immortality - As a pagan Deity, he would live forever
- Super Strength - Able to easily overpower and lift a fully grown man.
- Super Stamina - As a deity, he never tires.
- Super Agility - He and Madge were able to climb up onto the roof of a house, squeeze down a chimney, grab someone, and pull themselves and their victim back up the chimney.
- Invulnerability - He could only be killed by a stake made from the branch of an evergreen tree.
- Evergreen Stake - He could be killed by being stabbed with a stake made from the branch of an evergreen tree.
- Light – When light was shone on him, his true face was revealed.