So in the LDS Church there is a deep hidden doctrine that states that our world was created by the materials of other worlds. The leftovers if you will (though that is an oversimplification). I always just tucked that away under the file of “Mormon Doctrine that I don’t believe in” until I was having a discussion with another magician who told me he was investigating the idea that the Gods/ guardian/Loa/ etc were all spirits that were tied into their lands. Kinda like uber powerful nature spirits of various aspects of nature. In time humans started worshipping them and these spirits were elevated to God statuses, or highly respected statuses, that they retain today.
In researching both Hecate and Odin I have found sources that claim both are older than their respective traditions. This got me wondering, what if these Gods influenced the cultural aspects of humanity they came in contact with. There is a saying in anthropology that man created their gods, and this is why gods of various cultures reflect that culture’s traditions. What if it was the other way around. What if the way ancient Greece’s culture was influenced by a spirit of magic, crossroads, and necromancy that was later named Hecate by the Greeks. What if a nature spirit influenced the Nordic World and later became Odin? It would explain why much of the Nordic Magic deals with Fire, Ice and Chaos if it was designed or influenced by uber powerful Ice, Fire, and Chaotic nature spirits.
So in your opinion, where did your gods/spirits/guardian…etc come from? Were they always here? Are they aspects of a human oversoul? Did they create us or did we create them?