Hermes gives Odysseus a magic substance to be not trasformed in pig differently from other men of Odysseus. The pigs allegorize the creatures of the demiurge: the souls of the men are imprisoned in these bodies.
Jesus expels the demons Legion in the swine. He is giving back to the demiurge what is of the demiurge.
Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.