History of Herodotus; A New English Version Volume 2

History of Herodotus; A New English Version Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...he corresponded, was represented as a "youthful god." (Comp. Lucian de Dea Syr.) Of the remaining deities the most noted were: --1. Thmei, Mei, 13. or Ma, in her two capacities of Truth and Justice, Aletheia and Themis, called "Daughter of the Sun," sometimes represented without a head, and who ought, perhaps, to belong to the 2nd order of Deities. 2. Athor (ei-t-Uor, "LI orus's mundane habitation") Venus, often substituted for Isis, called "Daughter of the Sun," answering to the West, or the place where the setting Sun was received into her arms. (See note ' ch. 44, note ch. 122, Book ii., and App. Book iii. Essay i. 16.) 3. Nofr-Atmou, perhaps a variation of Atmou. 4. Hor-Hat, frequently as the winged globe, one of the characters of the Sun, generally called Agathodeemon. 5. Hacte (Hecate?), a goddess with a lion's head. 6. Selk, with a scorpion on her head. 7. Tore, a god conneoted with Pthah. 8. Amunta, perhaps a female Amun. 9. Tpe, "the heavens." 10. Hapi, or the god Mlus. 11. Banno, the asp-headed goddess, perhaps a character of Agathodeemon (see Calmet, PL 69). 12. Hermes Trismegistus, a form of Thoth. 13. Asclepius, M6tph, or "Imoph," called "the son of Pthah," probably the origin of the Emeph of Iamblichus. 14. Sofh, perhaps the goddess of Speech; and about 50 more, some of whom were local divinities, as "the Land of Egypt;" "the East" and "the West" (bank); Ap, Apt, or TapS, "Thebes;" and the personifications of other cities. There were also various forms of early gods, as frog-headed deities 14. connected with Pthah; and the offspring of local triads, as Pneb-to, Hor-pi-re, and other forms of the infant Doras; the Apis, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236647610