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Ancient images can stimulate immoral behaviour
Molanus condemns pagan images, like that of Jupiter and Danae, because people can imitate their immoral behaviour.
ConflictNudity/Obscenity/Lasciviousness Sacred vs. profane imagery
SubjectDana ; Jupiter ; Pagan Gods
Images of the pagan gods and worldly philosophers are of little use for Christians
Molanus assesses the usefulness to Christians of images and statues of pagan gods and ancient philosophers and concludes that only in a few cases they are of value.
ConflictSacred vs. profane imagery
SubjectPagan Gods ; Philosophers
The unworthiness of the pagan gods comes forward in their appearance
Molanus condemns and ridicules the pagan gods and names several of them: Vulcan, Apollo, Saturn, Diana, Mercury, Pan, June, and Neptune.
SubjectAesculapius ; Apollo ; Diana ; Diana of Ephesus ; Janus ; Juno ; Jupiter ; Mercury ; Neptune ; Pagan Gods ; Pan ; Saturn ; Vulcan