Cornutus (1st Century)

“Just as we ourselves are controlled by a soul, so the world possesses a soul holding it together, and this soul is designated God, primordially and ever living and the source of all life.”

  • From Cornutus’ Theologiae Graecae Compendium (Compendium of Greek Theology), edition of C. Lang and Leip, 1891 (ch. ii.; cf. Cic. N.D.I. 14,37), cited in S. Angus’ The Mystery-Religions (Dover Publications, republished 1975).


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