That the Osirian myth (much as it was elaborated and allegorized) originated in the same sort of fancy as the Tacullie story of the dismembered beaver out of whose body things were made is a conclusion not devoid of plausibility.
We are told that Simon allegorized the wooden horse and " Helen with the lamp," 2 and applied them to himself and his E7rtvoca.
In place of the real Christ of the Christians he proclaimed himself; and the Law he allegorized in accordance with his own preconceptions.
Moreover, the myths were rationalized and allegorized, which was not in either case an original procedure.
- Theologians in all ages have allegorized this strange narrative.'