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Eat not the Heart

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This is the 30th Symbol in the Protreptics of Iamblichus. Pythagoras forbade judges and priests to eat animal food at all, because it was taking away life. Other persons he did not wholly forbid this food, but he restricted them from eating the brain (the seat of wisdom) and the heart (the seat of life).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Ease
Ease (Chapel of)
Ease Her!
East
East Indies
Easter
Easter-day Sun
Easter Eggs
Eat
Eat not the Brain
Eat not the Heart
Eat One’s Heart Out (To)
Eats his Head Off (The horse)
Eating One’s Terms
Eating Together
Eau de Cologne
Eau de Vie
Eaves-dropper
Ebionism
Ebionites
Eblis or Ibleis