The gods and goddesses of Amsteil can be classified as either Respected or Disdained and Lesser or Greater. Krise, goddess of Life and Fertility, for instance, is a greater respected deity, and Mishew, the god of Pestilence, on the other hand, is a lesser disdained deity. While the distinction between Respected and Disdained is mostly a cosmetic one in the eyes of the gods, the differences between the Lesser and Greater gods is quite clear.
Lesser Deities are typically those with dominion over relatively narrow spheres of the material plane or those who have weaker or fewer direct powers. This lack of power over the material plane often correlates to a lack of political power amongst the other gods.
The Greater Dieties are those who control forces that permeate throughout the world and weild significant power among their kind.