Manual of Mythology: Greek and Roman, Norse and Old German, Hindoo and Egyptian Mythology

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H. Altemus, 1897 - 427 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 382 - Where there is eternal light, in the world where the sun is placed, in that immortal imperishable world place me, 0 Soma ! 'Where king Vaivasvata reigns, where the secret place of heaven is, where these mighty waters are, there make me immortal...
Pàgina 378 - VARUNA .L/ET me not yet, O Varuna, enter into the house of clay; have mercy, almighty, have mercy. If I go along trembling, like a cloud driven by the wind, have mercy, almighty, have mercy! Through want of strength, thou strong and bright god, have I gone to the wrong shore; have mercy, almighty, have mercy!
Pàgina 384 - Hindu mythology, one of the purest and most touching and beautiful is USHAS, Whose name is the same as the Greek Eos — or the Dawn. The name Ushas is derived from a root us, to burn. The language in which the physical Ushas was spoken of was especially capable of easy transformation into a purely spiritual meaning. The dawn-light is beautiful to all men, barbarous or civilized ; and it did not require any great stretch of poetic fancy to represent Ushas as a young wife awakening her children, and...
Pàgina 2 - These deities to whom the affairs of the world were entrusted were, it was believed, immortal, though not eternal in their existence, as we shall see when we come to read the legends concerning their birth. In Crete there was even a story of the death of Zeus, his tomb being pointed out ; and, further, the fact that the gods were believed to sustain their existence by means of nectar and ambrosia, is sufficient proof of their being usually deemed subject to the infirmities of age. Being immortal,...
Pàgina 114 - Phaeton immediately asked to be permitted for one day to drive the chariot of the sun. The father repented of his promise; thrice and four times he shook his radiant head in warning. "I have spoken rashly," said he; "this only request I would fain deny.
Pàgina 206 - ... ball or a wheel, to indicate that luck rolls like a ball, without choice, undoing all the efforts of this one, and overwhelming that one with wealth and prosperity. Sometimes she was represented with a ball on her head, or with a cornucopia in her hands. In Plate XXI.
Pàgina 94 - ... the result of conflict and war, then it is that the goddess Athene reigns in all gentleness and purity, teaching mankind to enjoy peace, and instructing them in all that gives beauty to human life, in wisdom and art.
Pàgina 90 - ... lifeless body to be taken from her arms until the gods consoled her by decreeing that her lover might continue to live half the year, during the spring and summer, on the earth, while she might spend the other half with him in the lower world, beside Persephone...
Pàgina 427 - This volume which has been prepared by the Director of the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the British...

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