My story is about a set of obscure mythological Gods (Native Aemrican) having their corner of Paradise devestated and moving to an island off the North East coast of the United States. I want the story to be action oreinted but also with a sense of community with some fish out of water elements as well and hopefully not too much like "Thor" or "American Gods"... Anyway, after some deliberation I decided that rather than try to co-opt a pantheon already in existence that i would create my own mythological characters. My question now is whether or not that seems like too much of a stretch or even if it would be offensive to some people, mainly the Native Aemrican community. Can a set of made up Gods be as effective as a set people are already familiar with? Avoiding stereotypes, with people invested in mythology be turned off by my creating and playing with some of their archetypes? Obviously it will require some research to get started but i would love to get some thoughts on this.