How do you really know what "gods" are?
One way is through comparison and correlation. Pretty much every Egyptian deity aligns with a Dogon stage or concept of creation. Lots of other evidence suggests that, at around the pre-dynastic/dynastic boundary, the Dogon were Egyptian. It's not sensible to say that the traditional mythic roles of a bunch of otherwise random Egyptian gods just coincidentally align with seemingly-scientific stages of matter. But it is sensible to think that a coherent set of scientific stages of matter could have been deified in Egypt.
Also, from one mythic perspective in Egypt, those same gods are understood to have been "given birth" by the goddess Neith, whose traditional role is that of weaving matter. Her name can be interpreted to specifically read "weaves matter".
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09-Apr-16 16:39 by Laird Scranton.