The human (especially Faustian-Western) impulse to categorize, rank, and differentiate may be futile when considering entities.
Obviously generalizations can be made, but if these beings are existing on a different dimension, they can be multiple things at once.
Also, most people agree they do not experience time, at least linear time. So, if some demon x, was once some god y, it means these two things always existed and they share a collective conciousness, whose difference is perceived by the magician.
They literally may not be able to even express to us their full makeup and rank in relation to others, because we can’t comprehend. It would maybe be like some high form of geometry.
The human thought projected on them can also be a factor, not only in the sense of a false egregore, but also additions to their real ‘persons’. Like, if some of these spirits just fundamentally are a conscious expression of some emotion or phenomenon (like love), the stories humans tell about them could become psychological gateways, which the spirit becomes identified with.
So even if the ‘Fallen Angels’ did not fall, this could explain why experienced people on this site receive Abrahamic-like gnosis on this subject.
Whatever the case, the human mind probably plays a role here, and they also may not fully comprehend us.
I think the best way to approach the occult is viewing everything as a stage performance and having a sense of humor.
When a demon starts telling you allegorical stories of itself it may be some impromptu off the cuff shit never to be said again. And your own mind probably plays a role.
But since they don’t experience time, is it an eternal assertion or truth?
But, you experience time