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Single Idea 535

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

Full Idea

Things from which benefits to human life have been derived have come to be considered deities, such as Demeter and Dionysus.

Gist of Idea

The gods are just personified human benefits


Prodicus (fragments/reports [c.423 BCE], B5), quoted by (who?) - where?

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.140