But you have admitted that Love, from lack of good and beautiful things, desires these very things that he lacks.
Yes, I have.
How then can he be a god, if he is devoid of things beautiful and good?
By no means, it appears.
So you see, she said, you are a person who does not consider Love to be a god.
What then, I asked, can Love be? A mortal?
Anything but that.