Humans drawing their ‘gods’


Reading about Greek mythology with the help of a course on coursera and I come across this,

 

“Mortals consider that the gods are born and that they have clothes and speech and bodies like their own. The Ethiopians say that their gods are snub nosed and black. The Thracians, that their have light blue eyes and red hair. But if cattle and horses or lions had hands or were able to draw, horses would draw the forms of their gods like horses, cattle like cattle.” – Xenophanes

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