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).