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Myth, Ritual, and Religion, vol 1

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Author: Andrew Lang
Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 101,425 / 307 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 2,732
mnybks.net#: 4234
Genres: Myth, Religion
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RYAN MYTHS--SOURCES OF EVIDENCE.

Authorities--Vedas--Brahmanas--Social condition of Vedic India-- Arts--Ranks--War--Vedic fetishism--Ancestor worship--Date of Rig- Veda Hymns doubtful--Obscurity of the Hymns--Difficulty of interpreting the real character of Veda--Not primitive but sacerdotal--The moral purity not innocence but refinement.

CHAPTER VIII.

-- INDIAN MYTHS OF THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD AND OF MAN.

Comparison of Vedic and savage myths--The metaphysical Vedic account of the beginning of things--Opposite and savage fable of world made out of fragments of a man--Discussion of this hymn-- Absurdities of Brahmanas--Prajapati, a Vedic Unkulunkulu or Qat-- Evolutionary myths--Marriage of heaven and earth--Myths of Puranas, their savage parallels--Most savage myths are repeated in Brahmanas.

CHAPTER IX.

-- GREEK MYTHS OF THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD AND MAN.

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I feel good to read myth , religion and fact
and to to be free from uncanny truths.


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