Well my view is that we create our gods by thinking of them, talking to them, and acting because of them; and that any other beings in this universe, if so needing gods, do so too, for the same reason they persist among humans: defensive mindfulness. So as far as I know our gods human or alien are a product of minds, which are a product of the universe, as are we, and as are numbers, and as such gods exist as numbers exist, and the universe itself serves as the only creator there is – a purely accidental one. The universe makes gods through us. not the other way ’round.