Tales of Thebes and Argos

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Longman, 1864 - 291 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 38 - She, the fortunate, who brings the eye of the gods, who leads the white and lovely steed (of the sun), the Dawn, was seen, revealed by her rays, with brilliant treasures she follows every one.
Pàgina 38 - Yes, even the daughter of Dyaus, the magnified, the Dawn, thou, O Indra, a great hero, hast ground to pieces. The Dawn rushed off from her crushed car, fearing that Indra, the bull, might strike her. This her car lay there well ground to pieces; she went far away.
Pàgina 120 - It is fabled that Prajapati, the Lord of Creation, did violence to his daughter. But what does it mean ? Prajapati, the Lord of Creation, is a name of the sun ; and he is called so because he protects all creatures. His daughter Ushas is the dawn. And when it is said that he was in love with her, this only means that at sunrise the sun runs after the dawn, the dawn being at the same time called the daughter of the sun because she rises when he approaches.
Pàgina 38 - Shine for us with thy best rays, thou bright Dawn, thou who lengthenest our life, thou the love of all, who givest us food, who givest us wealth in cows, horses and chariots ! " Thou daughter of the sky, thou high-born Dawn, whom the Vasishthas magnify with songs, give us riches high and wide ; all ye gods, protect us always with your blessings ! "1 The mountains, rivers, trees, and plants are invoked as so many high powers.
Pàgina 242 - Thetis ; but men will say that thou art sprung from the rugged rocks and the barren sea, if thou seest thy people undone and liftest not an arm to help them." Then Achilles answered : " My friend, the vow is on me, and I cannot go ; but put thou on my armor and go forth to the battle. Only take heed...
Pàgina 197 - Zeus looked down on the children of men, and saw that everywhere they followed only their lusts and cared nothing for right or for law. And ever, as their hearts waxed grosser in their wickedness, they devised for themselves new rites to appease the anger of the gods, till the whole earth was filled with blood. Far away in the hidden glens of the Arcadian hills the sons of Lykaon feasted and spake proud words against the majesty of Zeus, and Zeus himself came down from his throne to see their way...
Pàgina 249 - ... Ilion. Only Hector awaited his coming; but the shadow of death was stealing over him, for Phoebus Apollo had forsaken the great champion of Troy because Zeus so willed it. So in the strife the strength of Hector failed, and he sank down on the earth. The foot of Achilleus rested on his breast, and spear's point was on his neck, while Hector said, ' Slay me if thou wilt, but give back my body to my people. Let not the beasts of the field devour it, and rich gifts shall be thine from my father...
Pàgina 199 - Then Pyrrha hastened to make all things ready, and they waited until the waters rose up to the highlands of Phthia and floated away the ark of Deukalion. The fishes swam amidst the old elmgroves, and twined amongst the gnarled boughs of the oaks, while on the face of...
Pàgina 59 - The same god is sometimes represented as supreme, sometimes as equal, sometimes as inferior to others. The whole nature of these so-called gods is still transparent ; their first conception, in many cases, clearly perceptible. There are as yet no genealogies, no settled marriages between gods and goddesses. The father is sometimes the son, the brother is the husband, and she who in one hymn is the mother, is in another the wife.
Pàgina 36 - Sky, each recognized as such, yet each endowed with the most perfect consciousness, we feel that the great riddle of mythology is solved, and that we no longer lack the key which shall disclose its most hidden treasures.

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