Saint Matthew, depicted with an angel, is the patron saint of Salerno, Italy, bankers and tax collectors

I must say that the God could not come into being before the hero had been slain. The hero as we understand him has become an enemy of the God, since the hero is perfection. The Gods envy the
perfection of man, because perfection has no need of the Gods. But since no one is perfect, we need the Gods. The Gods love perfection because it is the total way of life. But the Gods are not with him who wishes to be perfect, because he is an imitation of perfection. ~Carl Jung, Red Book, Pages 244-245

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