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So, it turns out the Greek gods were real. They were a race of aliens that lived on a planet named Pollux IV and traveled to Earth 5,000 years ago to dick around with us.
Cracked, "Star Trek's 6 Most Ridiculous Alien Races"

"Silence you insolent Dirtlings! Before your race crawled out of the primordial ooze my people were pissing in it! Our teenagers wrote graffiti on the plains of Nazca and did spin-outs in your cornfields. Your religions are but cargo cults inspired by race memories of our sex tourists. We abducted the entire Mayan civilization solely to further our studies into the anal regions. You should worship me as a God!"
D'Ork of the Thorkoth, Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space

Fry: Incredible. This place is just like the Ancient Egypt of my day.
Osiran: That is no coincidence. For our people visited your Egypt thousands of years ago.
Fry: I knew it! Insane theories, one; regular theories, a billion.
Osiran: We learned many things from the mighty Egyptians, such as pyramid-building, space travel and how to prepare our dead so as to scare Abbott and Costello.
Fry: Also Wolfman!
Futurama, "A Pharaoh to Remember".

A spaceman came travelling on his ship from afar
Twas light-years of time since his mission did start
And over a village he halted his craft
And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star
He followed a light and came down to a shed
Where a mother and child were lying there on a bed
A bright light of silver shone round his head
And he had the face of an angel, and they were afraid
Then the stranger spoke; he said, "do not fear
"I come from a planet a long way from here
"And I bring a message for mankind to hear"
And suddenly the sweetest music filled the air
Chris de Burgh, "A Spaceman Came Travelling"

Matter was manipulated through sound. Some remnants of spaceships became temples. Some visitors were seen to die, and later seen again recovered, hence the Egyptiansí sureness that the individual survived death.
Because of space travel a visitor might come as a young man, and return some 40 earth years later still appearing as a young man, leading to the idea of immortality and eternal youth of the gods.
The Olympic gods were perhaps the most amusing of manís attempt to deify space travelers. Mixed in here strongly were the ideas of gods mating with earth women.
In some respects the over enthusiastic use of the sound was responsible for the flood mentioned in the Bible, and other literature. It was for this reason that many attempts were made to warn against the impending disaster. The use of sound was important at various times in irrigating dry areas, quite literally by pulling water from a distance.
Seth, The Eternal Validity of the Soul

"Was the pyramid then built by the mutual action of many of your people?"
"I am Ra. The pyramids which we thought/built were constructed from thought-forms created by our social memory complex."
"Then the rock was created by thought in place rather than moved from somewhere else? Is that correct?"
"I am Ra. We built with everlasting rock the Great Pyramid, as you call it. Other of the pyramids were built with stone moved from one place to another."
"Then is the large underwater pyramid off the Florida coast one of the balancing pyramids that Ra constructed or some other social memory complex and if so, which one?"
"I am Ra. That pyramid of which you speak was one whose construction was aided by sixth-density entities of a social memory complex working with Atlanteans prior to our working with the, as you call them, Egyptians."
Carla Rueckert & Ra, The Law of One

When you think about all the ways in which the ancient myths and legends portray the gods of the sky, those clothed in light, those who left cryptic messages about great truths, it is understandably meant as representational of what could not be explained by contemporary technology, right? Myths tell the story of what was observed and recorded by the people experiencing certain events with certain people of ability and knowingness far greater than their own. When a myth tells of gods appearing out of thin air, you must understand there is technology that can do that. This concept is not so alien to viewers of Star Trek, however. It really is as simple as flipping a switch.
Pleiadian Renegades, Are you ready?

"Okay, episode idea: Did aliens build the Pyramids, or are conspiracy theorists just racist?"