What many don't understand about the many God's of the Hindu and Yoga traditions is that they each represent the expressions of how the divine work through our minds and our different thought patterns, not external dieties. In fact, they believe the different dieties are actually different expression of the one Supreme "That I am, I am That". Sound familiar? I am that I am?
For example, here is Lord Ganesha. The "god" or expression of education, wisdom, and wealth that helps us overcome obstacles.
The more we know the symbolism, not idolatry the more we understand each other and as Ganesha represents the more wisdom we can use in overcoming our objections to one another, and our self.