It's time to bring on a bad guy... Hathiris! Hathiris is a "demi-god"... the son of Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love. Who is his father? Hathor isn't telling, tho it's supsected that he comes from the Norse pantheon.
In my universe, the gods of mythology retreated to a dimension that is attached to our world. From there, they can be worshipped, look in on their followers, and even intervene if they feel like it. They have made a pact to not directly go to Earth, tho the gods can choose an avatar, or enter in a mortal form. Hathiris does not care about the pact, and comes and goes as he will. He is selfish and stubborn, and willing to take what he wants.