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

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Scribner, Armstrong, 1875 - 368 pÓgines
 

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PÓgina 333 - Where there is eternal light, in the world where the sun is placed, in that immortal, imperishable world, place me, O Soma. " Where King Vaivasvata reigns, where the secret place of heaven is, where these mighty waters are : there make me immortal.
PÓgina 335 - Who is. the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who gives life. He who gives strength ; whose blessing all the bright gods desire ; whose shadow is immortality, whose shadow is death. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who through his power is the only king of the breathing and awakening world.
PÓgina 335 - This auspicious Ushas has harnessed her vehicles from afar, above the rising of the sun, and she comes gloriously upon men with a hundred chariots. " First of all the world is she awake, trampling over transitory darkness; the mighty, the giver of light, from on high she beholds all things; ever youthful, ever reviving, she comes first to the invocation.
PÓgina 335 - He whose power these snowy mountains, whose power the sea proclaims, with the distant river. He whose these regions are, as it were his two arms. Who is the god to whom we shall offer our sacrifice t " He through whom the sky is bright and the earth firm.
PÓgina 336 - He who by His might looked even over the water-clouds, the clouds which gave strength and lit the sacrifice ; He who is God above all gods; — Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice...
PÓgina 336 - He through whom the sky is bright and the earth firm — He through whom the heaven was stablished — nay, the highest heaven — He who measured out the light in the air; — Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? He to whom heaven and earth, standing firm by His will, look up, trembling inwardly...
PÓgina 329 - Through want of strength, thou strong and bright god, have I gone to the wrong shore ; have mercy, almighty, have mercy ! 4.
PÓgina 86 - But her special favourite was the young rosy shepherd Adonis ; her grief at his death, which was caused by a wild boar, being so great that she would not allow the 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 (Proserpina); a reference to the change of seasons, which finds its explanation...
PÓgina 348 - ... character . . . They are supposed to represent the fortytwo crimes from which a virtuous man was expected to be free when judged in a future state ; or rather the accusing spirits, each of whom examined if the deceased was guilty of the peculiar evil which it was his province to avenge." The worship of Osiris was universal throughout Egypt, where he was gratefully regarded as the great example of self-sacrifice, as the manifester of good, as the opener of truth, and as being full of goodness...
PÓgina 334 - As another curious instance of the sort of fetishism to which we have referred, the Veda describes Agni as being generated from the rubbing of sticks, after which he bursts forth from the wood like a fleet courser. Again, when excited by the wind he rushes amongst the trees like a bull, and consumes the forest as a raja destroys his enemies. Such expressions, of course, prove the purely physical origin of the god Agni; and it is hardly necessary to observe that, like Indra, Varuna, Soma, Vishnu,...

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