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4th Sep '17 8:29:04 PM PaulA
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** The Great Race of Yith is another example, and Cthulhu and the other Great Old Ones are alien (possibly extradimensional) beings that came to Earth eons ago. However, they aren't just worshiped as gods, they actually kind of ''are''. What else would you call an immortal, nigh-omnipotent being that can bring about the end of the world on whim?

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** The Great Race of Yith in "Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime" is another example, and Cthulhu [[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu Cthulhu]] and the other Great Old Ones are alien (possibly extradimensional) beings that came to Earth eons ago. However, they aren't just worshiped as gods, they actually kind of ''are''. What else would you call an immortal, nigh-omnipotent being that can bring about the end of the world on whim?
26th Aug '17 6:42:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Videogame/ArNosurge'' reveals [[spoiler: that the Teru Tribe on [[Videogame/ArTonelico Ar Ciel]] arrived a few thousand years ago as an advance party for the people escaping their dying home planet of Ra Ciela.]]

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* ''Videogame/ArNosurge'' ''VideoGame/ArNosurge'' reveals [[spoiler: that the Teru Tribe on [[Videogame/ArTonelico [[VideoGame/ExaPico Ar Ciel]] arrived a few thousand years ago as an advance party for the people escaping their dying home planet of Ra Ciela.]]
7th Aug '17 8:42:51 PM PaulA
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* Creator/WilliamHKeithJr (writing as Ian Douglas) uses this three times in his Heritage Trilogy and its sequels. First the cybernetic or mechanical Builders tinkered with the ancient human genome to create ''Homo erectus'' and then Ahn who used human slaves in ancient Mesopotamia and finally a third species who helped humans get back on their feet after the Ahn were wiped out. Some of the conflict on Earth arises from the so-called "Ancient Astronaut" cults, who claim that aliens were benevolent gods, who will eventually return and solve all of the world's problems.

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* Creator/WilliamHKeithJr (writing as Ian Douglas) uses In the ''Literature/GalacticMarines'' series by Creator/IanDouglas, this happened with three times in his Heritage Trilogy and its sequels. different alien species. First the cybernetic or mechanical Builders who tinkered with the ancient human genome to create ''Homo erectus'' and erectus'', then the Ahn who used human slaves in ancient Mesopotamia Mesopotamia, and finally a third species who helped humans get back on their feet after the Ahn were wiped out. Some of the conflict on Earth arises from the so-called "Ancient Astronaut" cults, who claim that aliens were benevolent gods, who will eventually return and solve all of the world's problems.
6th Aug '17 3:29:25 AM timotaka
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* At the end of ''Star Crusader'' it turns out ''you'' are the ancient astronauts! Well, in one of two possible endings. After the war you have been fighting the entire game is won, the main character decides to retire on a primitive remote planet, where the locals give him the title "pharaoh"...
27th Jul '17 9:56:31 AM Antigone3
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** [[http://www.nationalcathedral.org/about/darthVader.shtml The National Cathedral]] in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC has a [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] Grotesque. [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Stone By Day, Dark Lord of the Sith by Night]]...

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** [[http://www.nationalcathedral.org/about/darthVader.shtml [[https://cathedral.org/what-to-see/exterior/vader/ The National Cathedral]] in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC has a [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] Grotesque. [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Stone By Day, Dark Lord of the Sith by Night]]...
15th Jul '17 8:07:11 PM kaherbert
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** The Vorlon appear to have inserted themselves into the mythologies of dozens, if not hundreds, of planets. When Kosh exits his encounter suit to save Capt. Sheridan's life in the season 2 finale, everyone watching sees him in the form of an angel as depicted in the respective religions of their people. The sole apparent exception is Londo, who says he sees nothing (given Centauri have telepaths and they're evidence of Vorlon meddling, he could have been lying).

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** The Vorlon appear to have inserted themselves into the mythologies of dozens, if not hundreds, of planets. When Kosh exits his encounter suit to save Capt. Sheridan's life in the season 2 finale, everyone watching sees him in the form of an angel as depicted in the respective religions of their people. The sole apparent exception is Londo, who says he sees nothing (given Centauri have telepaths and they're evidence of Vorlon meddling, he could have been lying).lying. It could also be that Londo has been touched by the Shadows and that has blinded him to the angel projection of the Vorlons.)
**Sinclair is a human version of this to the Minbari. He is transformed to appear like a Minbari and pilots B4 back a thousand years to aid in the temporary defeat of the Shadows. He becomes their law giver with the name Valen.
2nd Jul '17 5:23:54 PM JulietF2
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25th Jun '17 5:02:00 AM LondonKdS
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** In the ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' universe, Hawkgirl is introduced as a strong opponent of these theories, holding the position that they're the result of racist disbelief in the abilities of non-white cultures. Then it turns out that the Thanagarians did invade Earth earlier in its history, that she's descended from them, and that her girlfriend's "magical" abilities are powered by ancient Thanagarian technology. Awkward.
2nd Jun '17 6:00:45 AM rafi
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* ''Franchise/MarvleUniverse'':

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* ''Franchise/MarvleUniverse'':''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
2nd Jun '17 6:00:12 AM rafi
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* The ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' story ''Flight 714'' takes place on an island regularly visited by Ancient Astronauts and their "initiates" right up to the present day.
* A borderline example: in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, the Sphinx was a time machine created by Rama-Tut, a human time traveler from an alternate timeline's future.
** A 1971 ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' story had [[WeaponizedLandmark the Sphinx being left behind by aliens as a weapon.]]
* Inverted by X-Men villain ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}. Being an immortal mutant shapeshifter with access to alien technology, he would claim to be various deities in order to more thoroughly dominate whatever group of people he was subjugating at the time.
* ComicBook/TheEternals are a super-powered, immortal human-offshoot race created by ancient astronauts, and were often mistaken for gods. Their AlwaysChaoticEvil counterparts, the hideously mutated Deviants, were the inspiration for many mythical monsters and demons.
* A more straightforward example in Marvel Comics is the ''ComicBook/EarthX'' trilogy, which states that ''all'' the "Gods" in the Marvel U (the Asgardians, Olympians, Egyptians, etc.) are AncientAstronauts who were shaped into their current forms by humans' beliefs.
* Creator/WarrenEllis had previously introduced a similar idea to the mainstream Marvel continuity in ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'', suggesting that Asgardians are simply technologically-advanced aliens whom had been mistaken for deities by primitive humans. It was left ambiguous as to whether the Asgardians had influenced early viking culture, or vice versa. The idea was abandoned by subsequent writers, who opted to continue portraying the Asgardians as explicitly supernatural entities.
* In ''ComicBook/WildCATS'', it's implied that the immortal alien Kherubim and body-snatching Daemonites (note the names) are the inspirations for many Earth legends.
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Elfquest}}'' series, the elves' [[spoiler:psychic space alien]] ancestors came to the World of Two Moons because they discerned signs of their own kind in native humans' art and culture, and wondered if their species had been there in the past. This became a [[SelfFulfillingProphecy self-fulfilling prophecy]].

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* The ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' story ''Flight 714'' takes place on an island regularly ''Franchise/{{DCU}}'':
** In the DC Universe, [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter White Martians]]
visited by Ancient Astronauts Earth in early prehistoric times, and sabotaged the human genome to weaken [[MetaOrigin the metagene]] so it would only manifest one of its many potential powers per person, and only rarely and in times of duress. Had they not done so, all humans would possess uniform high-tier superpowers like the Kryptonians, Daxamites, or the Martians themselves.
** In the post ''Infinite Crisis'' retcon, the Daxamite race, an off-shoot of the more famous [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian race]] with the ability to interbreed with human, has been shown sending
their "initiates" right up explorer on Earth, in ancient times. Due to Daxamites and Kryptonians gaining Franchise/{{Superman}}-like powers from a yellow sun, they gave themselves a strict ''no sex'' rule. That didn't prevent them from passing down the present day.
history of the Gods of the Mesoamerican pantheon and while some of their offspring lead humanity to formulate legends about demigods and other mythical heroes, a particular Daxamite, Bal Gand, escaped back on Daxam, programming her ship to carry her MixedAncestry future son back to Earth if he was ever ostracized for that.
** In Creator/GrantMorrison's ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'' and ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', the ComicBook/NewGods are revealed to have visited Earth during the prehistoric era, influencing human culture and providing humans with technology.
* ''Franchise/MarvleUniverse'':
**
A borderline example: in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, the Sphinx was a time machine created by Rama-Tut, a human time traveler from an alternate timeline's future.
**
future. A 1971 ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' story had [[WeaponizedLandmark the Sphinx being left behind by aliens as a weapon.]]
* ** Inverted by X-Men villain ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}. Being an immortal mutant shapeshifter with access to alien technology, he would claim to be various deities in order to more thoroughly dominate whatever group of people he was subjugating at the time.
* ** ComicBook/TheEternals are a super-powered, immortal human-offshoot race created by ancient astronauts, and were often mistaken for gods. Their AlwaysChaoticEvil counterparts, the hideously mutated Deviants, were the inspiration for many mythical monsters and demons.
* A more straightforward example in Marvel Comics is the ''ComicBook/EarthX'' trilogy, which states that ''all'' the "Gods" in the Marvel U (the Asgardians, Olympians, Egyptians, etc.) are AncientAstronauts who were shaped into their current forms by humans' beliefs.
*
** Creator/WarrenEllis had previously introduced a similar idea to the mainstream Marvel continuity in ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'', suggesting that Asgardians are simply technologically-advanced aliens whom had been mistaken for deities by primitive humans. It was left ambiguous as to whether the Asgardians had influenced early viking culture, or vice versa. The idea was abandoned by subsequent writers, who opted to continue portraying the Asgardians as explicitly supernatural entities.
* In ''ComicBook/WildCATS'', it's implied that ** Although literal Chinese dragons ''do'' exist in the immortal Marvel Universe (thanks to [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist's]] backstory), Marvel's most well-known ancient "dragon" is a giant alien Kherubim and body-snatching Daemonites (note named Fin Fang Foom.
** A more straightforward example is
the names) ''ComicBook/EarthX'' trilogy, which states that ''all'' the "Gods" in the Marvel U (the Asgardians, Olympians, Egyptians, etc.) are the inspirations for many Earth legends.
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Elfquest}}'' series, the elves' [[spoiler:psychic space alien]] ancestors came to the World of Two Moons because they discerned signs of
AncientAstronauts who were shaped into their own kind in native current forms by humans' art and culture, and wondered if their species had been there in the past. This became a [[SelfFulfillingProphecy self-fulfilling prophecy]].beliefs.



* A ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' short had them going into the past and thwarting Egyptian aliens. Like everything else in the series, purely played for laughs.
* In Creator/GrantMorrison's ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'' and ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', the ComicBook/NewGods are revealed to have visited Earth during the prehistoric era, influencing human culture and providing humans with technology.
* In the post ''Infinite Crisis'' retcon, [[Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} the Daxamite race]], an off-shoot of the more famous [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian race]] with the ability to interbreed with human, has been shown sending their explorer on Earth, in ancient times. Due to Daxamites and Kryptonians gaining Franchise/{{Superman}}-like powers from a yellow sun, they gave themselves a strict ''no sex'' rule. That didn't prevent them from passing down the history of the Gods of the Mesoamerican pantheon and while some of their offspring lead humanity to formulate legends about demigods and other mythical heroes, a particular Daxamite, Bal Gand, escaped back on Daxam, programming her ship to carry her MixedAncestry future son back to Earth if he was ever ostracized for that.
* Although literal Chinese dragons ''do'' exist in the Marvel Universe (thanks to [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist's]] backstory), Marvel's most well-known ancient "dragon" is a giant alien named Fin Fang Foom.



* In ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' issue 3, the tribe finds a temple with heiroglypics describing a ufo and aliens. Turns out they were the ones who put a [[ShoutOut laser gun]] [[Film/AustinPowers on the shark]] that [[SuperPersistentPredator keeps chasing them]].

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* In ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' issue 3, the tribe finds a temple with heiroglypics describing a ufo and aliens. Turns out ''ComicBook/{{Elfquest}}'' series, the elves' [[spoiler:psychic space alien]] ancestors came to the World of Two Moons because they were discerned signs of their own kind in native humans' art and culture, and wondered if their species had been there in the ones who put past. This became a [[ShoutOut laser gun]] [[Film/AustinPowers on the shark]] that [[SuperPersistentPredator keeps chasing them]].[[SelfFulfillingProphecy self-fulfilling prophecy]].



* In the DC Universe, [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter White Martians]] visited Earth in early prehistoric times, and sabotaged the human genome to weaken [[MetaOrigin the metagene]] so it would only manifest one of its many potential powers per person, and only rarely and in times of duress. Had they not done so, all humans would possess uniform high-tier superpowers like the Kryptonians, Daxamites, or the Martians themselves.


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* In ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' issue 3, the tribe finds a temple with heiroglypics describing a ufo and aliens. Turns out they were the ones who put a [[ShoutOut laser gun]] [[Film/AustinPowers on the shark]] that [[SuperPersistentPredator keeps chasing them]].
* A ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' short had them going into the past and thwarting Egyptian aliens. Like everything else in the series, purely played for laughs.
* The ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' story ''Flight 714'' takes place on an island regularly visited by Ancient Astronauts and their "initiates" right up to the present day.
* In ''ComicBook/WildCATS'', it's implied that the immortal alien Kherubim and body-snatching Daemonites (note the names) are the inspirations for many Earth legends.
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