He chose to live on Earth in resplendent grandeur with many servants and countless offspring.
A God with delusions of grandeur will cause many problems. And with no delegation of power or promotions in sight, his ever-extending family finally conspired to cut him down to size, or at least impose mortality upon him. This he thwarted by becoming a mountain range, and giving humans death to cope with.
Animals still speak to him and share his secrets, but his feelings towards humankind is just stony indifference.