The City of God, Volume I

been, if they suppose they shall become Larv� or divine Manes, they will become the worse the more love they have for inflicting injury; for, as the Larv� are hurtful demons made out of wicked men, these men must suppose that after death they will be invoked with sacrifices and divine honours that they may inflict injuries. But this question we must not pursue. He also states that the blessed are called in Greek εὐδαίμονες, because they are good souls, that is to say, good demons, confirming his opinion that the souls of men are demons.

of The Three Opposite Qualities By Which The Platonists Distinguish Between The Nature Of Men And That Of Demons.

But at present we are speaking of those beings whom he described as being properly intermediate between gods and men, in nature animals, in mind rational, in soul subject to passion, in body aerial, in duration

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