Working out some details for my games and it got me thinking about gods.
I am toying around with the idea that the gods are nothing more that super-powerful mortals ala the D&D Immortals rules. I am even tossing around this idea that the gods loose their powers and fall to the Prime Material.
For example, I was thinking of making many of the goddesses of magic, witchcraft and the like really powerful witches, they have just come to be regarded as goddesses. So Hecate, Wee Jas, and the like.
Doing something similar with the various pantheons also seems to fix a few issues I am currently running into in my world building.
What roles do the Gods play in your games? Do you use them much?