In existographies, Hippolytus (170-235 ACM) was a Roman theologian, noted for his c.225 Refutation of All Heresies, wherein he covers, in an encyclopedia manner, all “heresies” or doctrines contrary to then-established status quo Christianity, from the ancient Egyptians, to the Greek physics-philosophers, e.g. Anaximander, Empedocles, Epicurus, etc., to his own time.

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“The contents of HippolytusThe Refutation, as they originally stood, seem to have been arranged thus: The first book (which we have) contained an account of the different schools of ancient philosophers; the second (which is missing), the doctrines and mysteries of the Egyptians: the third (likewise missing), the Chaldean science and astrology; and the fourth (the beginning of which is missing), the system of the Chaldean horoscope, and the magical rites and incantations of the Babylonian Theurgists. Next came the portion of the work relating more immediately to the heresies of the church, which is contained in Books V-IX. The tenth Book is the resume of the entire, together with the exposition of the author's own religious opinions.”
— J.H. MacMahon (1868), “Introductory Note” [1]

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Animals, according to Anaximander, come into being from moisture evaporated by the sun. Humans originally resembled another type of animal, namely fish.”
— Hippolytus (c.225), Refutation of All Heresies (§1.5: Anaximander) (Ѻ)

“The body of Jesus was an animal one. On account of this, at his baptism the holy spirit as a dove came down – that is, the logos of the mother above, i.e. Sophia – and became a voice to the animal man, and raised him from the dead.”
— Hippolytus (c.225), Refutation of All Heresies (§6.30) (pg. 237); summary of the views of the Italians Heracleon (c.175AD) and Ptolemaeus (c.150AD) (Ѻ)(Ѻ)(Ѻ)(Ѻ)(Ѻ), the latter known to Irenaeus (Ѻ), Tertullian, Epiphanius, and Theodore; see: silent historians problem

1. Hippolytus. (c.225AD). Refutation of All Heresies (translators: J.H. Machahon and S.D.F Salmond) (contents, pg. 22; fish, pg. 38). T. & T. Clark, 1868.

External links
Hippolytus of Rome – Wikipedia.
Refutation of All Heresies – Wikipedia.

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