The gods of The Never-ending Story come in a vast array of types that range from those confined to the Earth and are viewed as a common part of Earthly mythology, to those extraterrestrial gods that exist well beyond the norms of The Never-ending Story narrative. The gods of Earth have, due to their 'mythological status', mostly gathered together in one aethereal plane of existence known as Mount Olympus - originally the residence of the Grecian Gods. Some of these gods feature more prominently within the NeS than others, even acting as Characters and directly being involved within the story, such as Ares and Athena. God, of Heaven, is not amongst those on Mount Olympus.
The Grecian Gods of Ancient Greece are amongst the most commonly seen gods of the NeS. Due to this they became the 'standard' of the gods and their realm, Mount Olympus, became the realm of all mythological gods. Their involvement in the NeS largely revolves around the God of War, Ares, whose Earthly-bound activities often pit him as protagonist, antagonist or general deus ex machina in many Story Arcs.
God of War
Many gods have been designated "The God of War", even within a single religion. The most commonly known within the Story Realm is Ares. However his cousin, Athena, has a claim to the title too.