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“”At first glance, a person who is investigating the entire "God" concept for the first time might conclude that all of these diverse deities are purely human creations. That is: God did not create humanity -- humanity created Gods.
A deity is a somewhat-to-über powerful dude, gal, or creature that has supernatural powers to impact this world. Usually, though not always, someone, somewhere worships said deity. Most people believe that every deity but their own select few are a false deity or mere "mythology".
Gods and goddesses are generally mightier than minor supernatural entities like fairies, elves, or spirits; they can alter natural events and help or harm human beings. Most religions believe in one or more deities with distinct characteristics. Typically polytheistic religions rank their deities, some being dominant over others. Sometimes the supreme deity started the universe up but is no longer involved in human affairs, therefore lower ranking deities that do things for people may be worshiped more intensively than the supreme god. 
 See also
- Flying Spaghetti Monster
- Invisible Pink Unicorn