Just want to throw this out there for everyone to think about and comment on:
According to the history of the Warhammer world, the Old Ones reshaped the world and brought the races we all know and love to the Warhammer world (some purposefully, other by "accident" like the Greenskins). Then Chaos comes, destroys the Warp Gates and the Old Ones either are destroyed, vanish, or just leave (no one's really sure). So we have the idea that the Old Ones created the races of the Warhammer World and each race pretty much knew of their existence.
Now many of the races of the Warhammer World have thier own gods (High Elves-Asyuran, Isha; Dark Elves-Khaine, etc.). Some of these gods are attributed by each race to have created the world, and some of them obviously play a role in many of the events of the Warhammer world (for instance, Maelkith being juged by Asyuran in his fire). So my question is, where did the gods come from? After all, the gods could not have created the world or the races of the world since the Old Ones did so. My theories are: 1.) The Old Ones are the gods themselves taking on the guises of various names (except for the Chaos gods) or 2.) The Old Ones created the gods as guides for the races of the Warhammer world just like the created the races themselves. Now I believe there are some exceptions to this, Chaos obviously being one, Orcs and Skaven being another. However this mystery is never really explained.
What do you think?