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Just as a little child holds out its hands to catch the sunbeams, to feel and to grasp what, so its eyes tell it, is actually there, so, down through the ages, men have stretched out their hands in eager endeavour to know their God. And because only through the human was the divine knowable, the old peoples of the earth made gods of their heroes and not unfrequently endowed these gods with as many of the vices as of the virtues of their worshippers. As we read the myths of the East and the West we find ever the same story. That portion of the ancient Aryan race which poured from the central plain of Asia, through the rocky defiles of what we now call The Frontier, to populate the fertile lowlands of India, had gods who must once have been wholly heroic, but who came in time to be more degraded than the most vicious of lustful criminals. And the Greeks, Latins, Teutons, Celts, and Slavonians, who came of the same mighty Aryan stock, did even as those with whom they owned a common ancestry. Originally they gave to their gods of their best. All that was noblest in them, all that was strongest and most selfless, all the higher instincts of their natures were their endowment.
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Buchbeschreibung Forgotten Books, 2015. PAP. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LQ-9781440034046
Buchbeschreibung Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This book, all 395 pages of it, features 34 fascinating stories of both famous and not-so-well-known mythical entities - Pygmalion, Adonis, Lorelei, Beowulf, Echo and Narcissus, Prometheus and Pandora, Niobe, and Roland the Paladin, among others. Some of the stories come with beautiful drawings by Helen Stratton, illustrating the antics and exploits of the main character. Why a book filled with stories that has already been told and retold in other published compilations? It is worth noting that this collection dates back to 1915, a time when such types of compilations are not yet in abundance. Aside from that, the author, Jeanie Lang, stressed in her preface that the stories are not presented to the student of folklore as a fresh contribution to his knowledge. Instead, the book is said to be more apt for those who frequently come across names which possess for them no meaning and who care to read some old stories, through which runs the same humanity that their own hearts know. For although the old worship has passed away, it is almost impossible for us to open a book that does not contain some mention of the gods of long ago, she explained in the next line. Indeed, the entities featured in this book have been used as references in modern writings of a different genre. As such, this volume proves to be a trusty reading companion for the reader seeking to unveil the story behind the name. The stories are told beautifully in great detail and are supplemented by verses from famed poets (Shakespeare, Byron, and Milton, among others), which added depth to the stories and their characters. If you enjoy this book then we also recommend you read Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranicy by William Joseph Wilkins as it provides a selection of myths of Hindu origin. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAV9781440034046
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