If only
I were as sure of immortality, ageless all my days –
and I were prized as they prize Athena and Apollo –
as surely as this day will bring the Argives death!

– Homer

The Iliad, Book 8, lines 226-229. Hector, in urging on his armies, here expresses a longing to be immortal and ageless just like the divinities Athena and Apollo.