Superheroes Who Draw Power From Gods

Superheroes are capable of feats that defy human explanation. Their powers make them near Godlike. But some of these superheroes are so gifted they literally source their power from actual Gods.

Some of these superheroes are linked to their ‘God-Source’ via blood. Some of them had their powers thrust onto them by Gods. Nonetheless, these superheroes truly are unique in their own ways.

Moon Knight Is The Fist of Khonshu – Egyptian Moon God

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Moon Knight – Fist of Khonshu

Marc Spector was a mercenary who was at the brink of passing onto the afterlife in the middle of a desert. Khonshu, the Egyptian Moon God, chose him as his avatar and saved his life. As Moon Knight, Marc acts as Khonshu’s avatar on Earth. His job is to act as the Fisrt of Khonshu’s vengeance.

Moon Knight’s powers come from the moon. The stronger the lunar cycle, the more powerful he gets. He can lift multiple tons and has superhuman healing and endurance. Khonshu would even resurrect Marc Spector if he dies, making him effectively immortal.

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Shazam Draws Powers From Greek & Roman Gods

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Shazam – Zachary Levi

Powered by six ancient Gods, Shazam is blessed with abilities that make him the world’s mightiest mortal. Billy Batson gets his powers from lightning that comes straight out of the Rock of Eternity. He shouts Shazam and is turned into the world’s mightiest mortal.

Shazam draws his powers from six Gods – Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. Shazam can fly at superhuman speeds, has superhuman physical attributes that rivals that of Superman’s. With his Shazam family, he keeps the world safe from threats like Doctor Sivanna and Mister Mind.

Black Adam Gets His Powers From Egyptian Gods

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Black Adam – The Rock

The wizard Shazam already had chosen a campion before he set his eyes on Billy Batson. Teth-Adam used to live in ancient times and was a lowly slave from a forgotten Kingdom. The wizard Shazam chose Teth-Adam and gave him the powers of six Egyptian Gods –  Shu, Horus, Amon, Zehuti, Aton, and Mehen.

Black Adam has been transformed from being a villain to an anti-hero. He is just as strong as Shazam and Superman. But his methods and tactics are said to be too violent not to befitting of a DC superhero.

Ghost Rider Is The Spirit of Vengeance

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Ghost Rider – Nic Cage

Zarathos was once one of the Angels. He came to Earth to help Mankind but instead ended up being corrupted and becoming a Spirit of Vengeance.Zarathos’ powers, when given to a host, turn the person into the Ghost Rider. The Ghost Rider is basically Marvel’s answer to the Spectre. The Rider aims to dish out judgment to all evil-doers.

Johnny Blaze, its most famous host, has been known to show some Godly feats. From fighting the Hulk to a standstill to making the entire realm of Hell bend over and accept him as its king, Ghost Rider is all about being a lean, mean, skull burnin’ fighting machine.

Raven Is The Daughter Of Trigon The Demon God

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Raven – Titans

Most of the heroes on our list draw their power from Gods of actual mythology. Trigon is a Demon God that was created for the DC Universe. In ancient times, the offspring of a Demon and a human was called a Cambion. Raven is the daughter of a human mother who bore the child of Trigon.

Because of her demonic heritage, Raven’s powers are directly linked to her father. Trigon wants to use Raven as a portal to enter the human realm. Raven has instead focused her energies to help make the world a better place as a member of the Teen Titans.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.