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The term proto-god is used to refer to creatures pursuing or who have achieved the power of a divine entity, but have not yet ascended to full divinity. A proto-god might be a godling or otherwise extremely powerful creature attempting to achieve godhood. Many modern deities were once proto-gods, such as the mortal Nethys at the time when Azghaad killed Ulunat.1

Known proto-gods


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  1. Alex Greenshields, et al. “Land of the Pharaohs” in Osirion, Legacy of Pharaohs, 34. Paizo Inc., 2014
  2. Tim Hitchcock, et al. Sun Temple Colony” in Lost Cities of Golarion, 34–43. Paizo Inc., 2011