I'm familiar with most -ocracies. And I don't mean a Theocracy (rule by religious officials). This would probably make more sense in a Fantasy setting (say D&D) where deities actually come down and mess around with the mortals. However if one (or more) deities took it upon themselves to rule, what would this be called?
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Theocracy actually stems from Greek which means "rule by the gods":
The EtymOnline entry agrees, saying:
So the modern usage--power by "priestly or religious body" is a later usage, but theocracy literally means "rule by gods". If you want another word, however, I would suggest the neologism deiocracy or deocracy, stemming from the word deity.
thearchy: (from dictionary.com/browse/thearchy):