This is just wrong.
The stories from Herodotus are not stupid, they are only - sometimes - wrong.
I hope you can imagine the difference.
To make a mistake is not the same as making up a story.
And that's the point.
Besides the fact that Herodotus himself added openly doubts if a story sounded too weird.
Herodotus as father of lies? No. Surely not.
Edited by Proclus, 15 April 2013 - 03:45 PM.