The Gods Themselves Will Know It

In the ancient world, there were a number of religious mysteries, entrance to which required special and oftentimes mystical tasks.  When Androcleidas was being initiated into the mysteries at Samothrace, he was asked by the priest what the greatest sin he had ever committed was.  Androcleidas asked whether the priest wanted to know or the gods.  When the priest indicated that the question was asked on the gods’ behalf, Androcleidas replied, “If any such deed has been committed by me, the gods themselves will know it.”

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