Then he is apprised, with wonder, what herds of daemons hem him in.
Jerome attributes all this superstition to daemons, of which men were the dupes.
Let him be food for fishes and crocodiles, let him be chopped to bits by the daemons!
Where is the proof, said I, that daemons may not be subjected to the controul of men?
Simon is here said to be conducted by daemons and to have flown (ιπτατο) upwards.
As to an alliance with evil geniuses, the power and the malice of daemons have been a thousand times exemplified in human beings.
Having treated of the essence of the deities in a just order, it follows that we discourse of daemons and heroes.
But, through the prayers of Peter, the two daemons who were carrying him aloft let go their hold and so Simon perishes miserably.
This is what fools call magic and of which they think it would be effected by means of the daemons.
For how will obscene things give life, if it were not a conception of daemons?