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Single Idea 407

[catalogued under 28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 5. Atheism]

Full Idea

Mortals believe the gods to be created by birth, and to have raiment, voice and body like mortals'.

Gist of Idea

Mortals believe gods are born, and have voices and clothes just like mortals


Xenophanes (fragments/reports [c.530 BCE], B14), quoted by Clement - Miscellanies 5.109.2

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.22