The rise of Zelegith
The Great Humbling
The Great Humbling is an event only remembered in ancient scrolls and texts. During ancient times when Zelegith rose to power and brought destruction to the world that the gods created, they appeared in visions and in person to 4 friends that were pretty well known adventurers at the time who openly opposed Zelegith. Breaking the first and only rule The Creator gave them, they paid for it in full. After Zelegith was defeated, The Creator summoned the gods to his plane and while he agreed with their interference he could not let them go unpunished as they broke his rule.
He took away the majority of their powers, leaving just enough so that they could still rule over their respective domains. As the years passed he returned some of the power to the gods little by little as their following grew in size, but never to the full amount that they were at before. He stated that the next god who breaks this rule will be thrown out of the pantheon never to return.