An Historical Account of the Heathen Gods and Heroes: Necessary for the Understanding of the Ancient Poets: Being an Improvement of Whatever Has Been Hitherto Written ... Upon that Subject. By Dr. King
J. and F. Rivington, 1772 - 222 עמודים
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An Historical Account of the Heathen Gods and Heroes, Necessary for the ...
<span dir=ltr>William King</span>
אין תצוגה מקדימה זמינה - 2018
An Historical Account of the Heathen Gods and Heroes: Necessary for the ...
<span dir=ltr>William King</span>
אין תצוגה מקדימה זמינה - 2019
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עמוד 43 - Black bulls were the victims offered tip, and the ceremonies were performed in the night, it not being lawful to sacrifice to him in the day time, on account of his aversion to light.
עמוד 156 - Pausanias reports it as the opinion of the ancient poets, that the Nymphs were not altogether free from death, or immortal, but that their years were in a manner innumerable; that prophecies were inspired by the Nymphs, as well as the other deities ; and that they had foretold the destruction of several cities : they were likewise esteemed as the authors of divination. Meursius is of opinion, that the Greeks borrowed their notion of these divinities from the Phoenicians, for...
עמוד 43 - He .was therefore called the Infernal Jupiter, and oblations were made to him by the living, for the souls of their friends departed. Although Pluto was brother of Jupiter, yet none of the goddesses would condescend to marry him, owing to the deformity of his person, and the darkness of his mansions.
עמוד 100 - He presided over marriage, and was the protector of virgins. He was the son of Bacchus and Venus Urania, born in Attica, where he used to rescue virgins carried away by thieves, and restore them to their parents. He was of a very fair complexion ; crowned with the amaracus or sweet marjoram, and sometimes with roses ; in one hand he carried a torch, in the other a veil of a flame colour, to represent the blushes of a virgin. Maids newly married offered sacrifices to him, as they did also to the goddess...
עמוד 108 - ... Samothracian gods, in the mysteries of the Cabin, together with Tellus and Pluto, and was invoked amongst the terrestrial deities. Some thought he had three heads, from his power in heaven, earth, and sea; or, because he had three daughters by Hecate, ft was part of his function to attend on the dying, detach their souls from their bodies, and conduct them to the infernal regions; and when souls had completed their allotted period in the Elysian fields, he it was who re-conducted them to life,...