Yup, and all the Greek and Roman supernatural beings were below Zeaus/Jupiter so Mars, Venus etc. were not deities either by your definition and explanation.<quoted text>
Toss in my own? I did not write any dictionaries and everyone knows wiki is not a reliable source, I've certainly been told that enough on topix. Deity = God, gods, divine beings.
Angels are servants of God and fallen angels (statan) are naughty former servants of God called demons.
The word has never changed and you may want to look into the origin of the word Deity.
Damn, I wish you people would just admit that you have a hierarchical pantheon of whateverthefuckyouwanttocallth em.