Some people can appear like gods until you get to know them long enough to realise that maybe they are neither all knowing nor all doing.
Perhaps, you never thought they were that great. You were nonetheless amazed by something about them. It made you wish. It inspired you. If only you could be like them. No. You would be like them.
You see them long enough to impress and they are a god in your mind. But you want more. You obsess about them you want to see more of them, know more about them. The balloon can only be inflated so much before it pops.
The only gods that remain are those that you can't see again.