Gods - Deities represent Ideologies that exist within the self.
Since the dawn of mankind, people have used stories, symbols, and concepts to represent an idea of greater meaning.
Ideologies of all kinds were manifested by culture into a more readily available form that was easier rememberable by the general public. Civilizations would then go on to be shaped by these Ideologies. These Ideologies would act as the qualities that created "Greater Humans" which became the concepts known to humanity throughout the world as -"Gods."
Although there are many Gods - [Ideologies] across hundreds of cultures, the key Ideologies to remember are those that return one to the original freedom