Grecian And Roman Mythology For Schools; With A Series Of Illustrations

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byMary Ann Dwight

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... PART SECOND MODERN, SUPERIOR DEITIES ZEUS OR JUPITER. Hesiod, in his Theogonia, invokes the Muses who inhabit the heavenly mansions, and whose knowledge of gen eration and birth he had formerly sung. "Tell, ye celestial powers," continues the poet, "how first the gods and world were made; the rivers, and the boundless sea with its raging surge. Also, the bright, shining stars, and wide stretched heaven above, and all the gods that sprang from them, givers of good things 1" The Muses answer, "First of all existed Chaos; next in order the broad-bosomed Earth; then Love appeared, the most beautiful of immortals. From Chaos, sprang Erebus and dusky Night, and from Night and Erebus, came Ether and smiling Day. "But first the Earth produced the starry Heavens, commensurate to herself; and the barren Sea, without mutual love. Then, conjoined with Uranos, she produced the tremendous Titans; after whom, Time, crooked in counsel, was produced, the youngest, and most dreadful of her children. The Cyclops were next engendered; Brontes, Steropes, and Arges, and besides these, three other rueful sons were born to Heaven and Earth, Cottus, Briarcus, and (ryes. with fifty heads and a hundred hands; haughty,, hateful, and at enmity with their father from the day of their birth--for which cause, as soon as they appeared, he hid them in the grottoes and caves of the Earth, and never permitted them to see the light. Meanwhile, Oceanos married to Tethys, the eldest of the Titans, produced the rivers and fountains, with three thousand daughters, properties and productions of moisture. Heaven's usurping son, Time, marrying the second sister, Rhea, had three female children, Vesta, Cereo, and Juno, and as many males; Pluto, Neptune, and designing Jove, Father of gods and men. "N...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... PART SECOND MODERN, SUPERIOR DEITIES ZEUS OR JUPITER. Hesiod, in his Theogonia, invokes the Muses who inhabit the heavenly man...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217481485

ISBN - 13:9780217481489

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