The church refused the mythological working model of a human-divine mixture, like the demigod Heracles who lived between earth and heaven and whose superhuman power lead to special acts on earth.
Even the virgin birth is understood in the gospels not mythologically as a romantic affair with a god or an angel, but spiritually, to be precise in an alchemist, mystical way.
12. Jesus was worshipped as an ancient ruler since he became governor in Galilee. The veneration increased with the proclamation of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah at the beginning of the revolt against the Romans and continues in Christianity to this day.