Originally Posted by MReav
I kinda feel bad in that I don't quite know which question is being addressed.
Whether or not the gods are lying (about anything) and why they don't just defend the Gates with an army of angels.
The bit about there being a contradiction between creating people after the world was created was already answered by other posters: there's no contradiction. The world is a planet, people are animals. The gods can make an animal (or a whole race of animals) and put it on a planet without changing the fundamental characteristics of that planet at all. Those animals will then make changes to the planet's surface, but they are not part
of the planet. There's no Gaia hypothesis