Commodian was a Christian writer of the third century AD.

Carmen apologeticum


Whether the invincible, born from a rock, is to be regarded as divine - I now pronounce no judgement; it is for you to decide which of these has priority. If the rock preceded the god, who then was the rock's creator? Moreover, you portray him as a thief. Yet surely were he divine he would not be guilty of theft. The truth is he was of earthly birth and shared the nature of the creature, and was always driving off another's bullocks in his caves, like Cacus of the story the fabled son of Vulcan.