Muad'Dib, also know as Paul-Muad'Dib and Paul Atreides is from the series of books about Dune by Frank Herbert.
He's not technically a god, but he is a godlike figure and has incredible powers that make him the messiah for the indigenous inhabitants of Arrakis (aka Dune), the Fremen.
Paul starts off simply as the son and heir of Duke Leto Atreides. He is special because his mother Jessica, concubine of Leto bore a son when she had been instructed by the Bene Gesserit sisterhood to bare only daughters. They fear he may be the Kwisatz Haderach, the super being they have been attempting to breed for generations using the spice, a substance found only on Dune.
After betrayal to their ancient enemies the Harkonnens, Paul and Jessica escape into the dessert to the Fremen. This where Paul takes on the name Muad'Dib as his adopted name. Paul's powers grow when he takes the water of life. This is the poisonous regurgitations of a drowned sandworm and it is deadly unless transformed by one trained in the ways of the Bene Gesserit. After being in a coma for weeks he wakes, able to clearly see possible futures and with godlike prophesy.
He leads the Fremen to Jihad against the Emperor and the Guild of Navigators, using the spice as leverage. Without spice there is no space travel and no superhuman powers. Paul become Emperor himself only to realise he is trapped by the future he sees.
I really like Dune as a book, although I find the sequels a little less to my liking, and I love the film and mini-series adaptations of the book. I have to admit when I saw Jupiter Ascending I thought Dune on Acid! :)
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