The Bones of the Ancients
Cosmology and Myth
Scholars believe there are two classes of Gods. Those who who have always existed, independent of worshippers, known as The Eternals and those who were born from the collective (sometimes unconscious) thoughts, desires and needs of worshippers. These Gods are known collectively as The Conceived. Both classes of God are worshipped by mortals, though it is the second class that is more likely to have an active role in the lives of mortals, being as they are in a sense both our children and our parents. These Gods, born as it were from the minds of mortals, are more understandable. They have something like mortal desires and motivations, and faculties of logic and reason, as well as emotion, like the worshippers who conceived them. They are made in our image. They can be bribed, challenged, even tricked.
The Eternals, in contrast, exist independent of worshippers. Unreachable and uncaring, they exist in their domains, seemingly oblivious to the lives of mortals. They do however seem to be concerned with the lives and influence of The Conceived, who often share some of the same powers as themselves, and are believed to dwell in the same realm as The Eternals. As such, they may deem it necessary to concern themselves with mortal affairs, simply as a means of control or influence over The Conceived.