Gods in Eternity in Pillars of Eternity: General Discussion (NO SPOILERS) Posted December 7, 2012 My two cents. The cosmos itself should be sentient, although not necessarily sapient. It is the source of all things. The gods, however, should not truly exist. Instead, they are echoes of mankind's beliefs given a spark of life by the cosmos. They are manifestations of what man believes is true. They can die and be reborn as people change their ideals. Bare bones, but that's my ideas.