The gods couldn't have molded a more perfect woman.
In my fancy the pagan gods and goddesses still walked on earth and talked face to face with men, and in my heart I secretly built shrines to those I loved best.
Sometimes, when I compare myself with other men, it seems as if I were more favored by the gods than they, beyond any deserts that I am conscious of; as if I had a warrant and surety at their hands which my fellows have not, and were especially guided and guarded.
The Gods raised them like sheep, because men were more plentiful and more easily replaced than immortals.
Xander stood before the Black and White Gods, the only thing keeping Yully from stealing their magic.