The Pantheon is the collective term for all of the gods of the current Recurrence. They are advised by Ananke. The members change with each Recurrence, and come from a variety of different cultures and religions. They appear to be able to switch genders between Recurrences. The only gods to appear in each cycle are known to be Minerva, who takes on the persona of Ananke at the end of each cycle, and Persephone, whose head is removed by Ananke early in each cycle unknown to the other Gods.
While Mimir is a true god of the Recurrence, his place was stolen by his father, pretending to be Woden with Ananke's help.
Persephone, although the rightful 12th goddess, is not considered a true member of the Pantheon. Her position is, technically, Minerva's.
Although Baal is identified as Baal Hadad, his true identity is Baal Hammon.
Baal, the Canaanite storm god, an elitist aesthete. Killed by Amaterasu.
Amaterasu, the Shinto sun goddess, an actress. Killed by Amon-Ra in a willing sacrifice.
Lucifer, the Christian devil, a social climber. Killed by Set.
Susanoo, the Shinto storm and sea god, a comedy actor. Sacrificed in the core sacrament by Minerva.
The Morrigan, the triple Celtic goddess of war and death. Head taken by Ananke and sacrificed in the core sacrament by Minerva.
Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, a former soldier. Killed by Baal.
The Norns, the Norse goddesses of fate, a trio of three intellectual students with a flying machine called Little Brother. Verdandi was killed by his brothers, Set, Woden and Baal. Urdr and Skuld were killed by Set.
Set, the Egyptian god of storms and chaos, an elitist artist. Head taken by Minerva and sacrificed in the core sacrament.
Amon-Ra, the Egyptian god of the sun, artist from Harlem. Sacrificed himself alongside Amaterasu, Susanoo and Minerva.
Woden, the Norse god of wisdom and war, formerly a Nazi sympathizer called Joseph.
Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, in the form of a little girl. Survived the Recurrence and became Ananke.
Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, a living personification of cubism. Killed by Woden.
Persephone, the Greek goddess of spring, death, rebirth and Queen of the Underworld. The first among the heads used by Minerva in the core sacrament.
According to Ananke, in the early days of the Pantheon, they were in constant battle with the forces of darkness. They always lost, except on one occasion, and this single victory indirectly caused the beginning of civilisation. However, once the saeculum was over, the next generation of gods returned ignorant, and lost as they had done before. They eventually won a second time, thousands of years later. They came to the decision that someone would need to stay to guide future gods, so Ananke agreed to give up her ability to inspire to assume this role. This resulted in her killing gods for thousands of years, presumably to stop the darkness.
What has been seen from flashbacks, it seems the very concept of Recurrence was developed between Ananke and her sister, after Ananke had already murdered at least four gods in her search for immortality. This happened roughly six thousand years ago, and since then, 65 known Recurrences have happened, the 21st century being the 65th
The primary role of the Pantheon is to inspire. As Amaterasu puts it, they "make life worth living, for an evening at a time". Each Pantheon tends to assume a role that is particularly influential for their generation; for example, the 2010s Pantheon are pop stars, and the 1830s Pantheon were Romantics. Nevertheless, their powers do not affect everyone, as in the case of Cassandra. According to Ananke, without the gods, the darkness returns.
While the members of the Pantheon believe they are gods, Ananke claims she doesn't know for sure if they really are. Each god gains powers related to their identity and origin. They don't seem to remember their past lives.