I wonder how he was defeated though, wasn't he a/considered a god??
He thought himself a god, no one else did.
He was defeated for several reasons.
- Luffy was the his natural counter being made of rubber
- Enel had no idea what rubber was ( there is none in the white sea )
so he didn't know how to counter it properly
- Enel was outclassed in close combat and strength, but he really had no choice since lightning attacks don't work on Luffy.
With that said Enel didn't go down without a fight, and his mantra was a bitch to counter. He and Rayleigh are the only ones so far with the capability of spreading their CoA on a massive level. ( Both can sense things across entire islands )