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.
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 is a previously unknown 13th goddess whose existence was revealed in the wake of tragic events surrounding the 2010s Recurrence. While she incarnated, she is not considered a true member of the Pantheon.
Baal, the Canaanite storm god, an elitist aesthete. Killed by Amaterasu.
Amaterasu, the Shinto sun goddess, an actress. Sacrificed herself alongside Susanoo, Amon-Ra and Minerva.
Lucifer, the Christian devil, a social climber. Killed by Set.
Susanoo, the Shinto storm and sea god, a comedy actor. Sacrificed himself alongside Amaterasu, Amon-Ra and 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. Urdr was killed by his brothers, Set, Woden and Baal. Skuld and Verdandi were killed by Set.
Set, the Egyptian god of storms and chaos, an elitist artist. Killed by Minerva.
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. Sacrificed herself alongside Amaterasu, Amon-Ra and Susanoo.
Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, a living personification of cubism. Killed by Woden.
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.
This account of the Pantheon's history comes from Ananke, and so its accuracy is entirely dependent on her veracity. She claims that the Great Darkness has greatly halted progress, and without it, there would have been men on Mars thousands of years before the Roman Empire. It is not clear what, specifically, the forces of darkness are.
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.