I’m like you, @Peridot. I lean more on Pantheism in that I identify God with the universe being a manifestation of thought.
But, Poytheism also fits into my belief system as I see every deity as a divine being and creation of that universal god, one of its thoughts in its creation.
Creation myths of Egypt fit into this somewhat already, with the universe starting out as just chaos filling the universe, like a vast primordial ocean. The gods had not yet manifested themselves (or been thought of by the source) at this stage.
Within this ocean were powerful primeval deities. They were composes of four pairs of personified deities. Each pair represented the male and female.
These were: Nun and Naunet, who were the personification of the primeval seas and the world in the space before creation; Kuk and Kauket were the personification of the infinite darkness that reigned in the primeval space before the birth of the sun; Hu and Hauhet personified the infinite; and Amun and Amaunet personified that which is hidden.
Each deity had a human body. Gods had frog heads, Goddesses had snake heads. This divine Ogdoad of Gods and Goddesses began to organise, equilibrate and to bring order out of chaos.
An intense concentration of energy manifested at the centre of the primeval ocean, which was the result of the activation emerging from the Ogdoad.
The primitive matter was shook and caused the first hill to emerge. A lake formed on the island that had been created.
Then, an ibis appeared, gliding above this blazing island of light. It alighted at the top of the hill and laid an egg. This was the first manifestation of the union between the celestial divine principles and the primeval Ogdoadic principles, which had made the manifested world emerge.
The egg cracked, and Ra, the Sun God, appeared in a blaze of light. He rose up into the sky to irradiate the world with his beneficent rays. The black of this first rising sun illuminated the whole of the cosmos.
Next, the members of the Ogdaod manifested themselves in their visible shape and these eight deities approached the lake. They worked a magical rite together, making a lotus gush up out from the water. The flower opened up in a dazzling light and gave birth to a feminine being. This Goddess rose up to the heavens and united with Ra. From their union, Thoth was born. He was the first divine offspring and founder of the Hermetic tradition.
The Ogdoad out the Earth in order, and the Earth knew a Golden Age.
So, to me, all these deities being manifestations of the universe(thought) are divine beings which were here since the creation of everything and were responsible for certain things. Some of these beings manifested into visible beings and may have assisted the first humans and so forth - but none of them are higher to me than the source of it all. All have knowledge, and all have much to teach us as humans and I am sure many are willing to communicate with you should you establish yourself as a channel.
I would never ask a deity for anything. My only intention with these beings is to communicate back and forth. To learn from them, to allow them to talk to me and to ask them questions about our life here on Earth and where we are heading or where we have been - and to thank them for everything we have in our lives. I only wish to show them my respect.