met·a·noi·a: a profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion.
With too many pantheons, hundreds of gods between them, the Greater Powers felt as if something had to be done. And so, all of the gods and mythological creatures were thrown out and cast down to Earth. There, only the most deserving of them will be able to earn their way back to deification. The ancient gods of Greek, Norse and Egypt now live in a city that resembles London. The main road that leads out of the city only leads to the other side of the city, and only the strongest and most deserving will earn their memories and powers back, and ascend to be a part of the New Pantheon. But they don’t want to leave the city— for one reason of another— but they have an unconscious need and desire to discover their own purpose of existence. To go home, to ascend.
And so they live as mortals, part of a contest they aren’t aware of, trying to win a prize they don’t even know they’ve lost.