Not all gods are of equal power. The weakest, the demigods, are often ascended mortals, children of weaker gods, or major gods that somehow suffered a loss of power. In ascending order of power above demigod are the lesser, intermediate, and greater gods, with the last being the movers and shakers of the universe, concerned with fundamental or overwhelming forces. In addition to these categories are the hero-deities (who have just gained a foothold on divinity and can grant spells to worshipers) and quasi-deities, who have become something more than mortals but still less than gods. Hero-deities and quasi-deities tend to have very small and localized followings.
The Elder Elemental Trinity
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The Drow Pantheon
All gods are so far beyond the power of mortals that their relative strengths are irrelevant to mortals, so there is no difference between a spell granted by a greater god and the same spell granted by a demigod. Likewise, a cleric of a demigod suffers no hindrances or limitations (such as class level limits or spell level limits) compared to a cleric of a greater god (other than any specific limitations either god may place upon her clerics). Finally, no god above demigod level may enter the Prime Material Plane of Oerth without the consensus of a majority of the gods of Oerth. A few exceptions to this are Ehlonna, Fharlanghn, Obad-Hai, and Olidammara (who chose the Prime Material Plane as their native realm rather than one of the outer planes), Beory (who may actually be the Oerth itself), and St. Cuthbert (who was allowed to come to Oerth to fight Iuz on more than one occasion, though this last action might carry a price to be paid in the future).
Each god’s entry here gives its name, most common titles or aliases among worshipers, general alignment, power level, and areas of concern. The name is the most common name by which that god is known or to the largest number of people. The listed alignment is the god’s primary alignment and is the alignment that a cleric should use to determine his own alignment. Any parenthetical alignment listed after the main alignment is the most common alignment variance that the god shows, and most clerics are of the god’s main alignment or the secondary alignment.