"These pantheons need not be limited to a single game, or even a single studio. Often they outlive and outgrow the product or team that gave them birth. They've even been known to migrate to their own Asgards and Olympuses when the realms they previously inhabited are struck down. Regardless of size, location or strength, if you've ever participated in an online community, you're sure to recognize some of these pantheon members. Perhaps you've even played one of these roles yourself."
Corvus Elrod chronicles the pantheon of the gaming message board.
The Mythology of You