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Heathen Mythology

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Author: Various Authors
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,313 / 295 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 2,684
Added to site: 2010.10.30
mnybks.net#: 29404
Genre: Myth
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Gods. As the world increased they deified heroes.

The Gods of the ancients were divided into many classes. The principal, or Gods of the first order, amounted to twenty, viz:--Jupiter, Juno, Neptune, Ceres, Mercury, Minerva, Vesta, Apollo, Diana, Venus, Mars, Vulcan, Destiny, Saturn, Genius, Pluto, Bacchus, Love, Cybele, and Proserpine. Besides these more important ones, they had others, such as Chaos; which did not belong to any particular class, and which were not the object of any faith.

"Before the seas, and this terrestrial ball, And Heaven's high canopy, that covers all, One was the face of nature--if a face; Rather a rude and indigested mass; A lifeless lump, unfashioned and unframed, Of jarring seeds; and justly CHAOS named. No sun was lighted up, the world to view; No moon did yet her blunted horns renew; Nor yet was earth suspended in the sky; Nor poised, did on her own foundations lie; Nor seas about their shores the arms had thrown; But earth, and air, and water were in one. Thus air

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