From the Sky

And they know neither sect nor idolatry, with the exception that all believe that the source of all power and goodness is in the sky, and they believe very firmly that I, with these ships and people, came from the sky, and in this belief they everywhere received me, after they had overcome their fear.

— Christopher Columbus in his Letter to the Sovereigns (1493),
Letter of Columbus, on the islands of India beyond the Ganges recently discovered,”
First Voyage (15 February – 4 March 1493).