The Pagans of Egypt already laughed at the new Cybele of the Christians (Isidor. l. i. epist. 54); a letter was forged in the name of Hypatia, to ridicule the theology of her assassin (Synodicon, c. 216, in iv. tom. Concil. p. 484.). In the article of NESTORIUS, Bayle has scattered some loose philosophy on the worship of the Virgin Mary.