lol, I wasn't expecting you to be familiar with my "Super Nerd Factor" list on top, lol.
So anyway, let's start brainstorming, I guess, then.
1. The Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Scandinavian gods (among many others) rule the mortals from high in the heavens. Vampires, ghosts, demons and other creatures of the night roam the mortal world, eager to rise up out of the shadows and gain a respectable place next to the gods and humans, the Favored Race. Humankind walks a narrow path between these two extremes, the omnipresent, demanding gods, and the jealous, dangerous creatures of the night.
2. Maybe something more futuristic?
3. Maybe something more modern?
I don't know really, I'm full of ideas.