THE GREEK UNDERSTANDING OF GODS
—“Homer and Hesiod have attributed to the gods
all sorts of things which are matters of reproach and censure among men: theft, adultery and mutual deceit.
But if horses or oxen or lions had hands or could draw with their hands and accomplish such works as men,
horses would draw the figures of the gods as similar to horses, and the oxen as similar to oxen,
and they would make the bodies
of the sort which each of them had. (frag. 15)”—Xenophanes