What Rough Beasts
Heroes or Demigods are the half-divine offspring of gods who interbreed with mortals. They are pulled more strongly by the threads of destiny, and usually perform great deeds, for good or for ill. Some of them have good relationships with their deific parent, while others find themselves ignored by—or sometimes at odds with—the god or goddess that engendered them.
Upon their deaths, heroes who have embraced their destinies live on as spirits that look after a particular region, usually the land where their tomb was built. Their worship derives from both rituals to the gods and rituals to the spirits.