Demigods (or demi-gods) are creatures eternal in nature yet capable of ultimate sacrifice.[1] Part god and part other, the demigods of Azeroth wield great power and have occasionally played pivotal roles in the planet's history. Unlike gods, most demigods have never been the objects of worship. Few demigods have temples built in their honor. Priesthoods based on the worship of a demigod are extremely rare. Nevertheless, demigods have been revered in the past, and some of them continue to be respected today.[2]

They are immortal, but they are neither omniscient nor omnipotent. Otherwise, among other things, they would have known immediately of the Burning Legion's first invasion, and they would have been able to thwart it with ease.[2]

Sadly there is no question as to whether or not a demigod can be slain. Several demigods were killed during the War of the Ancients, overwhelmed by demons. In a far more recent tragedy, Cenarius was killed during the Third War by mortals under the influence of demon blood: a group of orcs led by Grom Hellscream.[2]


Ancient Guardians

Main articles: Ancient Guardian, August Celestial

The Ancient Guardians like Cenarius and Aviana are demigods of Azeroth. The August Celestials are Ancients who remained in Pandaria after the Great Sundering.

The Scourge

The Scourge is a vast army of the undead controlled by the psychic powers of the Lich King (originally Ner'zhul, then Arthas Menethil and now Bolvar Fordragon).


In the RPG

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The titans are demigods who travel across the cosmos bringing order to worlds such as Azeroth.[11] The only titans known are their leaders, a group called the Pantheon:

Former mortals

There are many demigods, but only a few mortals have been called demigods due to the immense power they wield:

Notes and trivia


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Demons could be considered demigods. They are immortal[14] just like gods and demigods.

(An interesting note: The term Daemon (a variation of the word demon) is the Latin version of the Greek word "δαίμων", meaning "godlike power fate, god")