Colluthians were an heretical sect of the 4th century founded by Coluthus (q.v.), a presbyter of Alexandria. His tenets resembled those of the Manichaeans (q.v.), holding that God did not create the wicked, and that he was not, he author of the evils that befall men. Colluthus was deposed by the Council of Alexandria (324), and died before 340, after which the sect rapidly disappeared.