The Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the Various Nations of the Known World; With Additions and Remarks Omitted by the French Author

The Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the Various Nations of the Known World; With Additions and Remarks Omitted by the French Author : Whereby the Reader Will Be Informed (in a Concise, Clear and Intelligible Style) of the Customs and

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1741 edition. Excerpt: ...a Systcm of the Creation, according to the Notions of the Sava es, in tle-lo Pozteris-'s History osNart/o-America, that differs pretty much from the above-mcntiodd: The Savages are strictly of Opinion, that they came originally from Beasts, and that Mc/artpous is the Name of the God who ' created Heaven. They have some Idea of the Flood, 'and believe that the World began at that Time; that jllic/Jopous created Heaven, and afterwards cre ated all the Animals that were on floating Woods' ' and Groves, with these he made a Caieu, which is a kind of Bridge, and continued several Days upon it without any a Sustenance. jlE/tlazzpaus foreseeing ' that all these Creatures could not live long on-this Bridgc, and that his Work would be imperfect, in C C G C G isin-Jzlunting; an as one of them was a much more; l' Champlain tells us, in his Travels, another Opinion of ibme savages of Canada-concerning the Creation, So. They tell us that there is one only 'God, CTreator sios all Things; That after-he hail-form d all Iatur_e, he took a certain Number of Arrows, planted them in the Earth, and from thence drew Man and Woman; an Original suitable to the character of thole People who live onl for the Sake of destroying one anot er by n-w, %."i(r)2,"ft; tzzrxix: say a divine Essence c_0m re en C sOnQ w-z God who is t e Father; the Son; the Mother-'and the Planet of the Sun; and that this 7.. Mother is the 'Original Of EVll-_ _ _ Orkan, call'd Otkee by the Vir truans, and AmMum call'd Manitou by _ the anadazzs, &e. are Name; which probably may express the lame, Idea in zhc djffirent Languages or those Nations. Tis the universal Spirit that gives Being and Motion to Matter 5 v ' the Wall forms a Kind of Court for the People to walk in. U on.show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764242
  • 9781236764249