@Kal: So the gods are passive observers? I sort of get it, as the blind spot of the gods is the limit of knowing - they don't know that they are blind, and whatever they are they rationalize events involving the No-God...or they are more like animals representing domains that humans would, by their own nature, ascribe human characteristics to.
I hope TUC explains this, as right now it threatens to be a confusing and possibly nonsensical idea even if the text seems to corroborate this.
eta: Good stuff Madness, I also think the gods are limited to looking through the eyes of those attached to their domains. Not necessarily believers, but for example Gilgol can look through the eyes of those engaged in conflict, Yatwer through the eyes of those engaged in servitude, etc.
The one advantage they have to get a sense of events is their priesthoods, and as you point out under Maitha the strengthening of these cults likely increased the awareness if not the intellect of the gods.
Edited by sciborg2, 19 October 2012 - 01:24 PM.