Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
I don’t disagree. I’m proposing that the definition of divinity/sacredness is “worthiness worship.”I think even though the divinity/sacredness is tough to define, it is the more core aspect to being a god than worship.
Generally most stories of the non-ascended gods have them as existing before worshippers. So Correlon and the Seldarine were gods before Gruumsh spilled Correlon's blood and the first elves who worshipped him were made.
I have seen campaigns where gods are literally the creations of worshipers, but that is not the standard D&D cosmology.