I’m not proposing that there is more than one God as we worship Him (this is obvious; it is the very base of monotheism, and so Christianity), but rather that these speculative beings were misunderstood as divine and as having authority.
Keep in mind that I write using “gods” in the lowercase “g” form, to designate something totally different from God. Surely, it is possible that demonic forces preyed upon the superstition in human culture, taking the form of evil deities? (This, too, is alluded to in the linked article).
Now, certainly they would not have a truly moral nature (look at the Greek gods), and not even any of the infinite attributes of our God, like omniscience, omnipotence, eternity, and so on.
And, though it may be a moot point, some traditions hold that when Christ died, the Greek polytheists had spread tales of the death of Pan.
Now, I cannot stress this enough: this hypothesis is certainly not to compromise God’s sovereignty, eternal attributes, monotheism, nor Scripture.
Is there anything alluding to this in either Scripture or perhaps Sacred Tradition? It’s obviously open for debate and such. Thanks!