Gods (神, kami) are most often conceived of as the supernatural creator and overseer of the universe. Theologians have ascribed a variety of attributes to the many different conceptions of God. The most common among these include omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), omnibenevolence (perfect godness), divine simplicity, and eternal and necessary existence.

The God of Shinto, Amaterasu as appear in Silent Sinner in Blue

Gods have also been conceived as being incorporeal (without form), a personal being, the source of all moral obligation, and the "Greatest Conceivable Existent".

They're otherwise known as deities are preternatural or supernatural beings belonging to various religions and folklore. In Japan's native religion Shinto, there are many deities compared to many other religions around the world. Unlike most religions, in Shinto, gods can be both good and evil and have a wide range of personality and ideals. Shrines are also build for the deity as a place to occupy in order to interact with humans and other creatures.

See also:

  • Wikipedia entry on Kami
  • Wikipedia entry on Deity