Silver tetradrachm depicting Heracles and Zeus: "The flatterers of Alexander the great were getting him to believe he was the son of Jupiter. One day, being wounded and watching the blood flow from his wound, he said: 'Well, what do you say to this? Isn't this blood crimson and purely human? It is not the sort that Homer makes to flow from the wounds of the gods'". [M. Montaigne, 1580 (1965): 192]