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 427 - Art student and the general reader, and at the same time answer the purposes of a school text-book. This volume which has been prepared by the Director of the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the British...
Pàgina 382 - 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.
Pàgina 385 - 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.
Pàgina 385 - 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.
Pàgina 385 - 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...
Pàgina 385 - May he not destroy us, — he the creator of the earth, — or he, the righteous, who created heaven ; he who also created the bright and mighty waters. Who is the god to whom we shall offer our sacrifices ? " * * Miiller's Ancient Sanskrit Literature, page 569.
Pàgina 384 - 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." Had we space for discussion of so interesting a subject, it would be easy to show how naturally monotheistic conception •would grow out of the polytheism of...
Pàgina 371 - ... made, and it shall be called Gram, and our son shall bear it, and shall work many a great work therewith, even such as eld shall never minish; for his name shall abide and flourish as long as the world shall endure: and let this be enow for thee. But now I grow weary with my wounds, and I will go see our kin that have gone before me.
Pàgina 378 - 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...
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.

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