So I've been muddling through the concept of a book I want to write, called "Hopeless Gods for Hopeless Men". Basically, it takes the deities of ancient beliefs and religions, and some from current religions, and gives them a human form. The gods and goddesses wander around with humankind, weakened from lack of believers and disguised for the sake of survival. In this story, a god's power is based around the number of believers. For example: with few to no worshippers, but people still studying her, a goddess like Bastet, from Ancient Egypt, is weak and can't use any powers other than very basic form alteration to appear human. Yahweh, the story's depiction of the Christian god, can use his powers freely, and can access the knowledge of his followers, thus making him all-knowing. An Aztec deity, however, with no believers, and almost nobody knowing of them, would be on the edge of "death". No strength, no powers, more or less in a deep slumber. It's not intended to be an honorific depiction of any particular deity, but rather humanize and personify the deities, making them relatable. My problem, though, is I'm completely unsure how to start. For me, the first paragraph is always the hardest, and I'm not even sure which deity I should focus on. Originally, I thought that maybe I'd focus on Ptah, from Ancient Egypt, but the depiction I was going to work with was created by a friend that I no longer get along with, and I'm not comfortable using him at this time. Some of the deities I've chosen to include are: Ptah, Thoth, Anubis, Bastet, Seht, Horus, Isis, Rah, Min, Odin, Balder, Frigg, Loki, Thor, Zeus, Hades, Hera, Yahweh, Tlazolteotl, Quetzalcoatl, Hermaphroditus, Buddha, Kali, and the Japanese moon rabbit, just to name a few.