A god is a male deity, in contrast with a goddess, a female deity. While the term "goddess" specifically refers to a female deity, the plural "gods" can be applied to deities collectively, regardless of gender. The Greek, Roman and Germanic/Norse pantheons were ruled by Zeus, Jupiter and Odin, respectively.[1][page needed]

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References

  1. ^ Hornblower, Simon (2003). The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860641-9.