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ANF04. Fathers of the Third Century: Tertullian, Part Fourth; Minucius Felix; Commodian; Origen, Parts First and Second
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V.—Jupiter.

This Jupiter was born to Saturn in the island of Breta; and when he was grown up, he deprived his father of the kingdom.  He then deluded the wives and sisters of the nobles.  Moreover, Pyracmon, a smith, had made for him a sceptre.  In the beginning God made the heaven, the earth, and the sea.  But that frightful creature, born in the midst of time, went forth as a youth from a cave, and was nourished by stealth.  Behold, that God is the author of all things, not that Jupiter.

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