A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature

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Trübner & Company, 1870 - Hindu mythology - 411 pages
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Page 142 - Willst du was reizt und entziickt, willst du was sattigt und nahrt, Willst du den Himmel, die Erde, mit Einem Namen begreifen; Nenn' ich, Sakontala, Dich, und so ist Alles gesagt.
Page x - Nowhere is the wide distance which separates the ancient poems of India from the most ancient literature of Greece more clearly felt than when we compare the growing myths of the Veda with the full-grown and decayed myths on which the poetry of Homer is founded. The Veda is the real Theogony of the Aryan races, while that of Hesiod is a distorted caricature of the original image.
Page 350 - Eakshasa are objects of horror whom the gods ward off and destroy ; the divinities of the Atharva are regarded rather with a kind of cringing fear, as powers whose wrath is to be deprecated and whose favour curried...
Page 107 - He is represented as a short fat man of a yellow colour, with a protuberant belly, four hands, and the head of an elephant, which has only one tusk. In...
Page 146 - Desire first arose in It, which was the primal germ of mind ; [and which] sages, searching with their intellect, have discovered in their heart to be the bond which connects entity with non-entity.

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