A New Pantheon: Or, Fabulous History of the Heathen Gods, Heroes ... Explain'd in a Manner Intirely New ... Adorn'd with Figures Depicted from Ancient Paintings, Medals and Gems ... To which is Added, a Discourse on the Theology of the Ancients ... as Also an Explanation of Their Ancient Mythology ...

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J. Newbery, 1753 - 318 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 180 - ... but also for the safety of the empire. The Lares are represented as young boys, with dog-skins about their shoulders, and with their heads covered, which was a sign of that freedom and liberty which men ought to enjoy in their own houses: their symbol was a dog, to denote their fidelity, and the service that animal does to man, in preserving and watching over the places allotted to their charge ; on which account the dug was peculiarly consecrated to them.
الصفحة 262 - ... and malignant spirits. The first, which was called Theurgia, was adopted by the wisest of the Pagan world, who esteemed this as much as they despised the latter, which they called Goetia. Theurgia was by the philosophers accounted a divine art, which only served to raise the mind to higher perfection, and to exalt the soul to a greater degree of purity ; and they who by means of this kind of magic, were imagined to arrive at what is called intuition, wherein they enjoyed an intimate intercourse...
الصفحة 239 - ... within its bosom, burst forth with violence, and overflowed it. Man having rebelled against heaven, the system of the universe was totally disordered. The sun was eclipsed, the planets altered their courses, and the grand harmony of nature was disturbed.
الصفحة 208 - He is the first of all incorruptible beings, eternal and unbegotten: He is not compounded of parts. There is none like nor equal to Him. He is the Author of all good, and entirely disinterested ; the most excellent of all excellent beings, and the wisest of all intelligent natures ; the Father of equity, the Parent of good-laws, self-instructed, selfsufficient, and the first former of nature.
الصفحة 235 - In the Chinese books we read, that "during the .period of the first heaven, the whole creation enjoyed a state of happiness ; every thing was beautiful ; every thing was good; all beings were perfect in their kind. In this happy age, heaven and earth employed their virtues jointly to embellish nature. There was no jarring in the elements, no inclemency in the air ; all things grew without labour, and universal fertility prevailed.
الصفحة 261 - Empire with an extreme perplexity ; and whatever unhappy circumstance followed upon these, was sure to he either caused or predicted by them.* * Nothing is more easy than to account for these productions, which have no relation to any events that may happen to follow them. The appearance of two suns has frequently happened in England, as well as in other places, and is only caused by the clouds being placed in such a situation, as to reflect the image of that luminary ; nocturnal fires, enflamed...
الصفحة 265 - ... relations were feasting on the rest of the sacrifice round the pit : and from hence they became apprehensive lest the rest of the dead should promiscuously throng about this spot to get a share of the repast they were. supposed to be so fond of, and leave nothing for the dear spirit for whom the feast was intended. They then made two pits or ditches, into one of which they put wine, honey, water, and flour, to employ the generality of the dead ; and in the other they poured the blood of the victim...
الصفحة 51 - ... is said to be, that when the country had been depopulated by pirates, who forced the few that remained to take shelter in caves, .¿Eacus encouraged them to come out, and by commerce and industry to recover what they had lost His character for justice and piety was such that, in a time o£ universal drought, he was nominated by the Delphic oracle.
الصفحة 176 - Hill a temple which was open at top. This deity was thought to preside over the stones or landmarks, called Termini, which were so highly venerated, that it was sacrilege to move them, and the criminal becoming devoted to the gods, it was lawful for any man to kill him. The Roman Termini were square stones or posts, much resembling our milestones, erected to...

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