K LAN Nattannaw

K LAN Nattannaw

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...deity Osiris, and Maneros the Indian Cupid, with Orpheus: Chaos, of all the origin, gave birth First to her offspring the wide-bosom'd earth. The abodes of hell from the same fountain rise, A gloomy land that subterranean lies; " Chaos existed first, and Night and black Erebus, and spacious Tartarus. And there was neither air, nor earth, nor heaven. Then night, clothed in sable plumage, in the boundless bosom of Erebus first brought forth an egg spontaneously conceived, from which, in the revolution of ages, sprung the beautiful Eros or Love, resplendent with golden pinions, swift as the whirlwinds." Thus also in the Orphic Hymns, " Phanes is described as being born by Erebus and Chaos, from an egg, and with beautiful wings, and is the same personage as Love or Eros."---Birds of Aristophanes. In the consideration of this personage as an allegory, we perceive his manifold distinction from the.urchin described as the son of Venus, the deadly archer Cupid; for in this ancient fragment Eros appears as the great father of our race after the deluge, or chaos and darkness, emerging from the ark or egg, its constant symbol, into the light of day, and begetting our race; and the same fragments declare the race of mortals to have proceeded from' Eros. Of the same mystical Eros, but referring to the conjunctive character of interment, mourning and death, identified with his entrance into and confinement in the Ark, are the following narratives of Herodotus and Plutarch. " Among other customs, the Egyptians sing the song of Linus as it is sung by the Phomicians, Cyprians, 8w. I confess my surprise whence the Egyptians had this knowledge of Linus, because they seem to have celebrated him from time immemorial....show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882911
  • 9781236882912