The term godly is used numerous times in gaming. However, god refers to male supernatural beings. Goddess refers to a female supernatural being, AKA a female god. So, is there a gender-neutral term for godly?

Perhaps some word could refer to a gender-neutral term for godly, such as goddessly? Or perhaps, god-like? This term must be one word.

This term must be usable in male and female contexts.

Sample sentence:

Hera and Zeus are the [...] beings.


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of, from, or like God or a god.
-The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus


As mentioned previously, referencing "the divine" is probably the best alternative since you're wanting an adverb. You could also use "transcendent" or take the prepositional phrase "of the deity" as substitutes to a higher being without any ties to a given sex.

Also, I'm of the mindset of separating the words "sex" and "gender". I understand their interchangeability from a cultural perspective and in normal conversation; however, organisms have sexes but nouns have genders. Yes, they can be used interchangeably, but I had an English teacher explain the formality of it once.

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