In the late 90's or early aughts I bought a scifi compilation that included an amazing story about a group of space pirates that try to take over a ship. This ship's crew behaves and looks like the Hindu gods. I won't spoil the ending, and that is all the information I have on it. Can anyone help identify this story?
In the end,
the "gods" invite the pirates into the ship and defeat them after a sort of banquet. They go on with their travels, presumably to find other pirates to trap.