Myth, Ritual and Religion, Volume 2

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Longmans, Green, 1901 - Mythology

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Page 148 - Like as a rope from a calf, remove from me my sin, for away from thee I am not master even of the twinkling of an eye. . . . Move far away from me all self-committed guilt, and may I not, O king, suffer for what others have committed. Many dawns have not yet dawned ; grant
Page 32 - Journal, 1879-80. gods, if gods such mythical beings may be called. Thus Livingstone says : " On questioning intelligent men among the Bakwains as to their former knowledge of good and evil, of God and the future state, they have scouted the idea of any of them ever having been without a tolerably clear conception on all these subjects
Page 78 - from the southern boundary of Carolina to the cheerless swamps of Hudson's Bay. . . The totem " (totem-kindred probably is meant) " clan which bore his name was looked up to with peculiar respect." From this it would appear that the hare was a totem like another, and had the same origin, whatever that may have been. According to the
Page 34 - Cagn, are we not your children? Do you not see our hunger ? Give us food.'" Where Cagn is Qing did not know, "but the elands know. Have you not hunted and heard his cry when the elands suddenly run to his call
Page 80 - and that he has a sleeping partner—a deity retired from business. Moreover, Dr. Brinton's account of Michabo, " powerful and beneficent beyond all others, maker of the heavens and the world," clashes with his own statement, that " of monotheism as displayed in the one personal definite God of the Semitic races " (to whom Dr. Brinton's description of
Page 57 - he was supposed to be yet alive and incarnate in all the owls in existence "^ In addition to these minor and local divinities, the Samoans have gods of sky, earth, disease and other natural departments. 2 Of their origin we
Page 50 - the increase the swelling, From the swelling the thought, From the thought the remembrance, From the remembrance the desire. The word became fruitful, It dwelt with the feeble glimmering, It brought forth Night. From the nothing the begetting,
Page 57 - his forehead with a stone till the blood came. This was supposed to be pleasing to the deity. Then the bird would be wrapped up and buried with care and ceremony, as if it were a human body. This, however, was not the death of the god." Like the solemnly sacrificed buzzard in
Page 207 - magical intent of constraining the immortals. " One thing God will give, and another withhold, even as he will, for with him all things are possible." Such is a Homeric ideal of piety, and it would only gain force from contrast with the blasphemy of Aias,
Page 280 - Even as a wind carrieth the chaff about the sacred threshingfloors when men are winnowing, what time golden Demeter, in rush of wind, maketh division of grain and chaff." . . . Now the name of the "god of wind, and weather, rain, harvest and vegetation in general

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