In conversation with Bishop Corentinus, Gratillonius, former Mithraist and King of Ys, approaches Christian faith:
"'I've been thinking what manhood was His, to die on the Cross when He could have called the legions of Heaven down to save and avenge Him.'"
-Poul and Karen Anderson, The DogAnd The Wolf, Chapter XV, section 5, p. 296.
Gratillonius accepts this story at face value. Could Christ have called legions and why did He have to die on the cross?
There are many images of the Crucifixion but I really do not like pictures of impalement. This image just shows a cross as a symbol.