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Hades: Did you forget who you're talking to? I AM THE LORD OF THE DEAD!
Auron: Heh. No wonder
no one wants to die.
~ An exchange between Auron and Hades.
I'm not a queen or a monster. I'm the goddess of death! What were you the god of again?
~ Hela during Ragnarok.

Death Gods or Psychopomps as they are sometimes referred, are personifications of Death itself who rule over the souls of the departed or are its Harbingers. They are often Chaotic Evil or Neutral Evil due to natural fears of the afterlife or perceived lack of it.

Death Gods tend to be Greedy Collectors of Souls who plot against life or ally with evil figures, but are simultaneously Necessary Evil since they are needed to maintain the cycles of life and death.

Examples of Death Gods:

  • The Grim Reaper was the personification of death in Western European mythology.
  • Hela was the death goddess of Norse mythology.
  • Thanatos was the death god of Greek mythology.

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