|The trouble with being a god is that you've got no one to pray to.
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
God (Great One, Lord, Almighty, etc.) — abstract knowledge of Godville's universe, a being that can create Heroes.
It's well-known that Godville is polytheistic, but a hero usually believes in only one of them; and that is good. By definition, a god is the only smart one in Godville. Well, this is true in theory, but he (or she) is also the only one that creates, grows, guides, revives, sends to arena and generally helps their favorite hero or heroine along. Gods compete in the pantheons of gratitude and storytelling. The thing is, in this game you are the "god" and it's you who has to care for your hero or he will surely get nowhere in life — or the game.