Anthropologia, Vol. 1: In Which Are Included the Proceedings of the London Anthropological Society; 1873-5 (Classic Reprin by London Anthropological SocietyAnthropologia, Vol. 1: In Which Are Included the Proceedings of the London Anthropological Society; 1873-5 (Classic Reprin by London Anthropological Society

Anthropologia, Vol. 1: In Which Are Included the Proceedings of the London Anthropological Society…

byLondon Anthropological Society

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Excerpt from Anthropologia, Vol. 1: In Which Are Included the Proceedings of the London Anthropological Society; 1873-5

In Hindoo mythology, perhaps the oldest in the world, and that from which all the other mythologies may possibly be derived, every natural object is personified. The Hindoo Pantheon contains, Ward says, of divinities, and these divinities, like the divinities of the Greek Pantheon, are simply Fetiches transposed. Not Only are gods and goddesses of the sun, moon, sky,' planets, hades, love, death, and of all the unseen powers and forces worshipped under every possible aspect or relation not only are the extraordinary phenomena of the various seasons, as well as the ordinary phenomena of daily life - nature's unusual as well as usual aspects - personified and Worshipped but to these have been added the worship of beasts, birds, trees, rivers, fish, books, stones, wood, and everything, in fine, which has helped or hindered man. The gentler and nobler virtues were rarely personified, being almost unknown 'to primitive man, while the vices are over-represented. Even in Greece, Elios, the personification of pity and mercy, was worshipped in Athens only - a sadly suggestive fact. The personi fying spirit could hardly be carried to greater lengths than by the Hindoos, who placed a god or genius in every separate limb and function of the human organism.

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Title:Anthropologia, Vol. 1: In Which Are Included the Proceedings of the London Anthropological Society…Format:PaperbackDimensions:804 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.6 inPublished:September 29, 2016Publisher:FB &c LtdLanguage:English

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