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This article contains spoilers for The Wicked + The Divine 1831. Read at your own risk.

The 1830s Recurrence featured the gods as famous Romantics. This included Lucifer as Lord Byron, Woden as Mary Shelley and the Morrigan as Percy Shelley.[1] They are the subject of The Wicked + The Divine 1831, the first special in the series.

1830s PantheonEdit

Known members of the 1830s Pantheon include:

God Notes
"The Angel of Soho" Also known as Urizen, Enitharmon, and Orc. Based on William Blake.
Hades Hades is the Greek god of the underworld. He is based on Keats, and died in 1831. It can be assumed his head was not one of those used in the Ritual, as Ananke is seen to be stabbing him in the chest.
Hestia Hestia is the Greek goddess of the hearth. Based on Jane Austen.
Inanna Inanna is the Sumerian goddess of love. She appeared in the form of Claire Clairmont, and was the final member of the Pantheon to die, with Ananke removing her head to complete the Ritual.
"The Lonely Sisters" Unknown triple goddess based on the Bronte sisters.
Lucifer Lucifer is the Christian devil. He appeared in the form of Lord Byron, and died in 1831. His head was unusable as his life force was drained by the creature.
Minerva Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom. She isn't seen or referenced, but she is believed to appear in this recurrence, taking the role of Ananke in the next recurrence. It is unknown if she was based on a Romanticist figure.
Morpheus Morpheus is the Greek god of dreams. Based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
The Morrigan The Morrigan is the Irish god of death in battle. He appeared in the form of Percy Bysshe Shelley, and died in 1831.
Persephone Greek goddess, Queen of the Underworld. Head taken by Ananke in France 1830. It is unknown what literary figure she was based on, although her clothing may suggest she was a Gypsy.
Perun Perun is the Slavic god of thunder and lightning. Based on Alexander Pushkin.
Thoth Thoth is the Egyptian god of knowledge. Based on Edgar Allan Poe.


Woden is the Norse god of wisdom. She appeared in the form of Mary Shelley, and died in 1831.


  1. Kieron Gillen on Tumblr

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