The other scholars all nod at this and Ibid explains there is some concern about this given the example set by one "Charcoal" Abraxas of Rahadoum. A famous sage who sought to study the gods, and went about first trying to determine their existence by going outside in rainstorms and shouting "All gods are bastards."
"He was struck by lightning fifteen times." explains Ibid. "All they found after the sixteenth time was a pair of smoldering sandals and the smell of burnt myrrh."
At the reminder of poor "Charcoal" Abraxas the collected sages all begin to look a bit sheepish about saying much more on the subject of the nuckelavee and instead turn to mocking Pythagoras new mathematical theorum.