He was Death, after all, a deity in his own right.
At least she had the mind of a deity still, the memories and … She froze.
Without the senses of a deity, she was unaware of him.
A bad deal by a deity or its mate will ruin the universe.
As the deity who brought you back from the dead-dead, you are obligated to me, she reminded him.
Having abandoned the conception of the ancients as to the divine subjection of the will of a nation to some chosen man and the subjection of that man's will to the Deity, history cannot without contradictions take a single step till it has chosen one of two things: either a return to the former belief in the direct intervention of the Deity in human affairs or a definite explanation of the meaning of the force producing historical events and termed "power."
In the meantime, Wynn was trapped in a room that felt way too small with the deity he meant to kill instead of the human he almost succeeded in killing.
No deity or Immortal or living human ever welcomed or accepted Death, but the souls always had.
It was the Deidre, the deity who ruled over Death's domain before turning it over to Gabriel.
As a deity, she had few real emotions.
But, if an Immortal or human or deity corners you, and you aren't able to summon me, you need to know how to defend yourself, Darkyn started.
A familiar face appeared from the words, the golden-skinned deity she nicknamed Mr. Checkmate the first time they met at the Immortal Sanctuary.
Maybe having the former deity as a mate wasn't so bad.
How is a sociopathic deity better at ruling the underworld than a compassionate human? he returned with no heat.
Was the oldest … deity remaining.
She didn't know what the former deity sensed, but she wasn't going to stick around too long to find out.
My days were not days of the week, bearing the stamp of any heathen deity, nor were they minced into hours and fretted by the ticking of a clock; for I lived like the Puri Indians, of whom it is said that "for yesterday, today, and tomorrow they have only one word, and they express the variety of meaning by pointing backward for yesterday forward for tomorrow, and overhead for the passing day."
Like every other deity I meet.
She blinked, not registering the deity was behind her until he spoke.
She wiped her face then dressed, too distracted to feel the warmth of a certain deity as he appeared.
It was beyond Wynn's control, but maybe, somehow, another deity was able to save Deidre from Darkyn, who was not likely to be merciful, even to his mate.
You are a deity without a domain or source of power, which means you have nothing I could possibly want, Darkyn said.
They'd be completely cut off from either deity in the underworld.
To understand in what this dependence consists it is necessary to reinstate another omitted condition of every command proceeding not from the Deity but from a man, which is, that the man who gives the command himself takes part in the event.
"Maybe we will get through another deity or two more today," he said in a disgruntled voice.
"Immortal Law states that the mate of an immortal or deity is beyond –" "Immortal Law!" the first one laughed again.
Her Gabriel, who spent his life a part of the shadows, radiated the quiet power of a deity that reached her from across the room.
He wanted to be a deity, and he wanted what he couldn't have.
It never sat well with him that those charged with enforcing Death's mission served not out of choice but obligation to the deity that stole their souls.
Unless you're using magic on her, there's no way any woman – Immortal, deity or human – would ever choose to stay with you.
He was different than the last deity she'd slept with.
He cured my human side, brought the deity side back, and joined our souls, she replied a little too quickly.
I mean, I couldn't leave Hell with any deity powers and um, basically only one of us left.
No matter what they thought of his human origins, he was still the deity in charge of the underworld.
He used to frown at her when she acted outside the Immortal Laws, unable to appreciate that a deity charged with managing a domain often had to take steps outside the rules to protect one's underworld.
"He's learning what it means to be a deity," she said.
As a deity, it was not so.
Gabriel guessed the deity considered his work done and was no longer concerned.
For the ancients these questions were solved by a belief in the direct participation of the Deity in human affairs.
Only the expression of the will of the Deity, not dependent on time, can relate to a whole series of events occurring over a period of years or centuries, and only the Deity, independent of everything, can by His sole will determine the direction of humanity's movement; but man acts in time and himself takes part in what occurs.
He stripped her deity powers, said she had to earn Gabriel the same way you did.
The second most powerful deity and the second most restricted.
You want to lead another deity through my domain without my permission.
Her skin was prickling the way it did when another deity used magic around her, the fair hair on her arms standing on end.
"The soul of a deity or former deity has special standing," Deidre pushed.
The blond deity with multi-hued eyes and a quick smile was dressed for a dressage event, complete with helmet and crop.
The more powerful the deity, the more restricted.
It would seem that having rejected the belief of the ancients in man's subjection to the Deity and in a predetermined aim toward which nations are led, modern history should study not the manifestations of power but the causes that produce it.
If the Deity issues a command, expresses His will, as ancient history tells us, the expression of that will is independent of time and is not caused by anything, for the Divinity is not controlled by an event.