plural of god
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as in deities
a being having superhuman powers and control over a particular part of life or the world in some belief systems, natural forces like the wind and the sea were gods

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as in heroes
a person who is the object of extreme or uncritical devotion in the eyes of many film critics, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the undisputed gods of cinema

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“Gods.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gods. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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