Wholly one in the intelligible world, pre-existent from all time, and it combines all things together in the one. Again is not our whole world also one complete living organism, throughout thew whole full of soul and intelligence, “perfect, in all its parts perfect”? Midway between this uniform twofold perfection…. is the uniform perfection of the Sovereign Sun, Helios, established among the intellectual gods…. For some forms he perfects, others he makes, or adorns, or wakes to life, and there is no single thing which, apart from the creative power derived from the Sovereign Sun, can come to light and to birth.
— Emperor Julian