If you step back and take an overview of our mythological history you’ll notice a trend. We start out as God in myth, then Gods, then Demigods, then Giants and Titans, then Men of Might and Legendary Heroes, to the average every day man as the True Hero.
Companionship… the one thing every individual life form (soul) desires above all else.
There can only be one God, only 12 Gods, maybe 72 demigods, a few hundred Giants, perhaps thousands of Mighty Men, or a whole world full of every day people, each and every one a True Hero in the eyes of the world around them.
Which would you choose?