Smite characters – get to know the gods

With over 100 Smite characters to decide between when facing battle, we’ve got the only guide you need to get to know the pantheon of the gods

A selection of Smite characters gathered together fighting a massive dragon in the sky

If you’ve spent any time at all with Hi Rez Studios’ god-battling MOBA, you know that there are a ton of Smite characters to decide between. With pantheons of legends represented from around the world, and some more contemporary fictional deities thrown in too, it can be hard to know who’s who and where to start. 

So, we’ve put together a Smite characters guide to get you up to date with each and every god you might want to take into the heat of battle. Whether it’s the myths of ancient Egypt Anhur and Anubis, or H.P. Lovecraft’s colossal Cthulu, we’ve listed every character from the roster as well as the set of gods they belong to. 

If you want to know how your preferred character stacks up against the rest, be sure to take a look at our Smite tier list, as well as our Smite servers and Smite news guides. Or, if you’re looking for something in which you’re the only omnipotent player character, see our picks for the best god games on Switch and mobile.

All Smite characters 

With over 100 gods to list, we’ve split all the Smite characters into their separate mythological pantheons to make it easier for you to follow. Of course, we’ll update this list if any new playable characters arrive in the game, so drop this page a bookmark for the freshest information. 

Smite character Arthur standing in all gold armour with his sword in hand

Arthurian gods

Taken from the ancient legends of England, with some French inspiration, the Arthurian gods of legend includes King Arthur himself, trusted knight Lancelot, and masterful magician Merlin. 

  • King Arthur
  • Lancelot
  • Merlin
  • Morgan Le Fay

Smite character Gilgamesh with his burning warped sword

Babylonian gods

The archaic tale of Gilgamesh from ancient Babylon tablets has two of its most famous warriors included in the Smite roster, with Gilgamesh and Tiamet both ready for battle. 

  • Gilgamesh
  • Tiamet 

Smite character The Morrigan sat in a tree with her purple raven

Celtic gods

The Celtic gods come from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and parts of England, with a rich history of warring tribes and brutal practices. While they might not be as universally known as their Greek or Egyptian counterparts, Cu Chulainn, Cliodhna, and the rest of the Celtic pantheon know how to engage in the art of battle. 

  • Artio
  • Cernunnos
  • Cliodhna
  • Cu Chulainn
  • The Morrigan

Chinese God Mulan with her bows and swords facing an unseen enemy

Chinese gods

A mystery to the West when compared to the Greek and Norse pantheons, the Chinese gods can still keep up with their more famous counterparts, and includes at least one recognisable name in Mulan. 

  • Ao Kuang
  • Chang’e
  • Da Ji
  • Erlang Shen
  • Guan Yu
  • He Bo 
  • Hou Yi
  • Jing Wei
  • Mulan
  • Ne Zha 
  • Nu Wa 
  • Sun Wukong 
  • Xing Tian
  • Yu Huang 
  • Zhong Kui 

Egyptian gods

There are probably a few recognisable names on this list from your high school history classes, or time spent watching the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime in my case, but the full list includes some lesser-known legends like Eset, Geb, and Neith. 

  • Anhur
  • Anubis
  • Bastet
  • Eset
  • Geb
  • Horus
  • Khepri
  • Neith
  • Osiris
  • Ra 
  • Serqet
  • Set
  • Sobek
  • Thoth

Smite character Cthulhu with his massive red wings and tentacle filled face

Great Old Ones

The most recently invented mythical character from the Smite character list is by far Ctuhulu, having only come into the world over 100 years ago as part of legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft’s world. 

  • Cthulu

Smite character Zeus winding up a potent ball of thunder in the skies

Greek gods

Do we really need to run you through the Greek gods? We actually might with this mammoth list of those included. Of course, all the big-hitters like Zeus, Hercules, and Medusa make an appearance, but there’s also some more mysterious mythical legends to meet in Charybdis, Arachne, and Scylla. 

  • Achilles
  • Aphrodite
  • Apollo
  • Arachne
  • Ares
  • Artemis 
  • Athena
  • Atlas 
  • Cerberus 
  • Charybdis
  • Chiron
  • Chronos
  • Hades
  • Hera
  • Medusa
  • Nemesis 
  • Nike 
  • Persephone
  • Poseidon
  • Scylla
  • Thanatos
  • Zeus 

Smite character Ganesha in a strange zone with their arms folded and long trunk

Hindu gods

Hailing from India, the Hindu contingent are some of the most extravagant in-game designs from the gods included in Smite. They also pack quite a punch, with Agni and Bakasura consistently coming high in Smite tier list rankings. 

  • Agni
  • Bakasura
  • Ganesha
  • Kali
  • Kumbhakarna 
  • Rama
  • Ravana
  • Shiva
  • Vamana

Smite character Tsukuyomi standing under a moon with coloured swords

Japanese gods

The list of Japanese gods includes mythical monsters and legendary heroes that have been around before the age of the Samurai. If you spent any time playing Nioh or Sekiro in the last few years, you might know some of these gods, and if you don’t, they’re well worth acquanting yourself with. 

  • Amaterasu 
  • Danzaburou 
  • Hachiman 
  • Izanami
  • Kuzenbo
  • Rajin
  • Susano
  • Tsukuyomi 

Smite character Ah Muzen Cab , the legendary god of bees in Mayan culture

Mayan gods

If you’re looking for some colourful Smite characters, you can’t go far wrong with the Mayan gods, with their apocalyptic powers on full display in this MOBA. The Mayan contingent also includes an exclusive god of bees, Ah Muzen Cab, and you won’t find a much more ridiculous god on this list. 

  • Ah Muzen Cab
  • Ah Puch
  • Awilix 
  • Cabrakan
  • Camazotz 
  • Chaac
  • Hun Batz
  • Kukulkan
  • Xblanque 

Smite character Loki, one of the norse gods, who looks different to other Loki appearances

Norse gods

Another group of recognisable gods is the Norse pantheon – shoutout to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for doing my job here – including Thor, Odin, Loki, and Jormungandr. 

  • Fafnir
  • Fenrir
  • Freya
  • Heimdallr
  • Hel
  • Jormungandr 
  • Loki
  • Odin
  • Ratatoskr
  • Skadi
  • Sol
  • Thor
  • Tyr
  • Ullr
  • Ymir

Polynesian god and Smite character Pele with her burning sword and hair

Polynesian gods

Pele, the deity of volcanoes and fire, is the sole representative of the Polynesian gods. She’s also the creator of Hawaii itself, so as well as having some serious battle prowess, she’s a dab hand at the limbo. 

  • Pele

Smite character and Roman god of drinking Bacchus with a jug of what we can only assume is mead in his hand

Roman gods

While in real terms they’re more like alternatives to the Greek gods, in Smite the Romans stand out on their own thanks to a generous amount of their characters included in the roster. 

  • Bacchus
  • Bellona
  • Cupid
  • Discordia
  • Hercules 
  • Janus
  • Mercury 
  • Nox
  • Sylvanus 
  • Terra
  • Vulcan

Smite character and SLavic god Baba Yaga standing with her cane on a witches pot

Slavic gods

Emerging out of ancient Eastern Europe, the Slavic gods are a lesser-known pair, but still worth checking out for Baba Yaga, the infamous child-eating nightmare myth that still frightens kids to this day. 

  • Baba Yaga
  • Chernobog

Smite character and Voodoo myth Baron Samedia in his purple attire with purple skull cane

Voodoo gods

Baron Samedi is from the Haitian history books, as well as being the primary inspiration for Dr. Facilier from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. He’s currently the only Voodoo god in the roster, but we’d love to see some more. 

  • Baron Samedi 

Yoruba god and Smite character Olorun using magical powers to manifest a ball of orange energy

Yoruba gods

Coming from the cultured history of the Nigerian Yoruba people, the Yoruba gods Olorun and Yemoja are the only Smite characters across the whole of Africa included in the roster. 

  • Olorun
  • Yemoja

With that, you’re caught up on all the Smite characters across the whole roster. For more all-powerful arena battlers, be sure to check out our picks for the best MOBAs