Mayhem and Gods.

I was watching TV a couple days ago and that Allstate commercial with the guy partying mayhem came on. My first thought was, wow what an awesome recurring paying gig to have landed. My second are they any gods out there that represent Mayhem. Because you know, my mind works that way.

What happens when I get curious? Google of course. It led me first to the dictionary, which defines Mayhem as the following:  needless or willful damage or violence. Then to it took me to Wikipedia for a list of War deities (it is long and varied) and I won’t try to go through all of them here.

As a side note, when I hear the word Mayhem; I immediately go back to Russel Crow in Gladiator:  “At my signal, unleash hell.


This list of Gods lead me to search for stories featuring God’s as major characters. I found, Bleed for me by Cynthia Eden snug in my ereader. It features a Apollo, the Greek God of the sun falls for a vampire.

My search to me back to google and led to Goodreads and a discussion of Mythology and Immortals where I found that most books featuring Gods are really descendants of Gods like Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked. Which features Theron a descendant of Hercules.

Anyone out there have any suggestions?  Do you like Gods as hero’s or Heroines? Or do simply prefer Immortals?