The time period of this Setting is from 4,000 BC, the beginning of civilization to the days of Iron. (Iron Age). Most of the player characters will possess an important base of followers on the world, but they don't have a large religion yet. Any of the deities below, even deities from the Norse Age, or Ages that are usually more advanced than 4,000-1,500 BC, for example, can start in this role play. So what is the premise of this role play? Basically, after the gods of the world have rescinded a curse on the world, restarting civilization, they went into a deep slumber. They awoke to find that the world was different from before. Their powers were weaker rather than stronger, and it seemed as if the gods have died. The Humans still worship them, but their followers are barely more than small cults that have barely been recognized or accepted into society. These gods all have different goals. So the ultimate play style of your character is mostly up to you.
You don't need to play any of these gods but these lists are there just for examples. All gods must be either gods worshiped by people in the past, or I may be able to squeeze some hardcore fringe elements into the role play. (Cthulhu, for example). An important plot element is that someone has been feeding on the slumbering gods for who knows how long.
1) Follow all terms of service, of course.
2) Like Aku, MY WORD IS LAW!!!
3) When you die, and you could very well die, you don't permanently die. You return to the deep sleep and wake up as a weaker deity, OR you can choose to slumber for an extended period of time, not being able to role play your deity. (Don't worry, you can still role play prophets, perhaps avatars, your followers and people like that). Don't worry too much about death if you fall victim in combat or something. Not only will you not be permanently killed, but you will gradually grow up in power and besides that, there are ways to increase your power in the game. Acquiring powerful Artifacts, winning battles, and other things will make you more powerful.