In the Odyssey it is said that the gods disclosed the impiety.
According to the Homilies, the manner of his entering on his career of impiety was as follows.
Popular belief regarded his subsequent illness as a judgment for his impiety.
He was accused of impiety on the absurd charge of deifying the tyrant Hermias; and,.
He was kindly dismissed by the pope not long after, with a letter recommending him to the protection of the bishops of Tours and Angers, and another pronouncing anathema on all who should do him any injury or call him a heretic. He returned home, overwhelmed with shame and bowed down with sorrow for having a second time been guilty of a great impiety.