The 5 Gods of the North
The Gods of the north do not fall into simple alignment patterns. For example, most humans view Thurin as evil, but goliaths, giants, shifters, and orcs all revere him as a savior. Who you worship (if you are religious) is largely a product of where you were born. However, only these five Gods have divine presence in the north, so divine powers can only come from the worship of one of the five.
Regardless of how a civilization feels about any of the five, only a fool ignores them. Every significant settlement has a least a shrine to each of these Gods to pay homage to or make minor sacrifices to. Priests of disliked Gods are likely feared, but always tolerated. These Gods are real to most folk, and no one would risk a visit by overly disrespecting their most devote followers.