In nova fert animus mutatas dicere formas corpora; di, coeptis nam vos mutastis et illas adspirate meis primaque ab origine mundi ad mea perpetuum deducite tempora carmen.
Now I shall tell of things that change, new being out of old: since you, O Gods, created mutable arts and gifts, give me the voice to tell the shifting story of the world from its beginning to the present hour. ---Ovid, the Metamorphoses, Invocation
Then the Creator said, "They know all. What shall we do with them now? Let their sight reach only to that which is near... let them see only a little of the face of the earth! Are they not by nature simple creatures of our making? Must they also be gods?" ---the Popul Vuh