by Erasmus

Priapus, god of fertility, shrank to the garden-god and was depicted as grotesque rather than serious or impressive. Horace puts into his mouth that he was once a (useless) piece of fig-wood (Satires, I, 8, I).

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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