Herobrine is not a god. However, he is important, especially to the followers of Feirgenirb, demon of griefing. Everyone had forgotten about Feirgenirb until a miner named Hero was looking for diamonds. He found a text talking about Feirgenirb and the destruction he caused. This "purified" his eyes, turning them white, and filled his mind with the desire to destroy. He took the end of Feirgenirb's name, put it backwards and made Brine. He added this to his own name and became Herobrine. He wandered the world, causing destruction, until he had completed Feirgenirb's path. He then jumped into lava and became one with destruction.