So I'm setting up a setting for Genesys that I have placed in a alternate dimension inhabited by humans from ancient Greece that would build their own world according to how they perceive their previous life. I am starting with a origin story of course and have a few questions that I would like a new eye on.
The origin of Thurian
In a sea of chaos and force there flows a string of pure magic through uncontrolled collisions that ignites a spark that after millennia creates a parallel universe to all the others in the time-space continuum with a massive explosion. This explosion of an unparalleled force creates a rift in time and space into which twelve entities from our own universe are pulled.
The surrounding force recognizes these new entities and grants them the ability to wield the force itself to control their surroundings.
With this power, the long lost humans of a classical civilization start to build up a world of their own, in the manner in which they have long been familiar. They build a sun that has one single planet in its field, a planet that has a resemblance to earth itself insofar as its atmosphere and climate. The landmass is what they believe the earth looks like, and since they have just been around their local areas this is quite random.
On the planet they start with one island, an island that also is the home of the volcano Olympia that holds the golden doors to the eternal plane that is their own home. One by one they form races, animals and all entities that are needed in a ecosystem, entities that can worship them and give them more powers.
But what I would like is your take on this:
How should the race of humans come to existence? Even though the gods in this world have been humans in another time and space, why would they create these again? Why would anyone create a race with a free will that will in time question their existence?
Would a god build a secluded (but accessible to those with the strength) palace for themselves on a mortal plane? I do want to keep planes to a minimal at this stage, but I think this might be a port to another plane, or they do live with the humans in a different part of the world. That is, would gods build a home on Mount Olympus or would Mount Olympus be a plane itself?