Even malign actors are more reassuring than blind happenstance. Angry gods are better than no gods at all. In Homer’s Iliad, the Greeks disrespect one of Apollo’s priests. The god manifests his displeasure by firing his arrows of contagion into their camp. The plague lasts nine Thengod sent a plague to kill all the boomers shirt days, brief by modern epidemiological standards. When the Greeks make amends and sacrifice sheep and goats to Apollo, the plague is cured.