Aristophanes

AristophanesIn hmolscience, Aristophanes (c.446-386BC) (IQ:165|#350) (FA:18) (CR:10) was a Greek philosopher cited by Plato, in his Symposium, as having given speech in which he describes the human “natural” state as double creatures, cleft in two by Zeus, for our hubris, thereafter struggling to reunite through love, which is the basis of the modern concept of the “soul mate”.

Atheism
In his satirical play The Clouds (Ѻ), tells a dialogue about the nature of rain (natural or Zeus caused), between a fictional atheist character Socrates and a lay character Strepsaides, who thinks rain is caused by “Zeus pissing into a sieve” (Hecht, 2013; pg. 12).

Soul desire
The following is an example soul mate matching statement:

“The intense yearning which each has towards the other does not appear to be the desire of intercourse, but of something else which the soul desires and cannot tell, and of which she has only a dark and doubtful presentiment.”
— Aristophanes (c.390BC), in Plato’s Symposium, 370BC [1]

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Goethe
See also: Goethe on the soul
German polyintellect Johann Goethe incorporated the cleft human theory into his Elective Affinities, via the subtle mention (P1:C5) of how Eduard (rightside headache) and Ottilie (leftside headache) had headaches on opposite sides of each other’s heads, implying that they were at birth attached, back to back, as one entity, but then split in two, and thereafter finding each other as true loves.

Quotes | By
The following are related quotes:

“By words the mind is winged.”
— Aristophanes (c.400BC) (Ѻ)

References
1. Solomon, Robert C. (1981). Love: Emotion, Myth, & Metaphor (pgs. 24, 111). Prometheus Books, 1990.

External links
Aristophanes – Wikipedia.
Aristophanes – WikiQuote.

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