The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufactures, Religion, Agriculture and Early History, Volume 4

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John Murray, 1847
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Page 319 - ... suscipit Anchises atque ordine singula pandit. 'principio caelum ac terras camposque liquentes lucentemque globum Lunae Titaniaque astra Spiritus intus alit, totamque infusa per artus mens agitat molem, et magno se corpore miscet. inde hominum pecudumque genus vitaeque volantum et quae marmoreo fert monstra sub aequore pontus. igneus est ollis vigor et caelestis origo 730 seminibus, quantum non noxia corpora tardant terrenique hebetant artus moribundaque membra.
Page 145 - Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house...
Page 180 - ... sewers of the city, and a God of coughing* was invented as a suitable pendant to the Goddess Fever. t The Egyptians, like the Greeks and Romans, divided their Gods into different classes or grades. Among the latter, they consisted of the 12 great Gods,— the Dii majorum gentium, or Dii consuentes, and the Dii minorum gentium; and the Egyptians, in the same manner, distinguished their eight great Gods from those of an inferior rank. The names of the twelve great Gods of the Greeks have been preserved...
Page 319 - ... hinc metuunt cupiuntque, dolent gaudentque, neque auras dispiciunt clausae tenebris et carcere caeco. quin et supremo cum lumine vita reliquit, 735 non tamen omne malum miseris nee funditus omnes corporeae excedunt pestes, penitusque necesse est multa diu concreta modis inolescere miris. ergo exercentur poenis, veterumque malorum supplicia expendunt : aliae panduntur inanes 740 suspensae ad ventos ; aliis sub gurgite vasto infectum eluitur scelus, aut exuritur igni...
Page 187 - And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
Page 176 - ... the real sanctity of the idol, and the actual existence of the God whose figure he beheld. The bull Apis was by them deemed as sacred and as worthy of actual worship as the Divinity of which it was the type ; and in like manner were other emblems substituted for the Deities they represented. But, however the ignorance of the uninstructed may have misinterpreted the nature of the Gods, they did not commit the same gross error as the Greeks, who brought down the character of the creative power,...
Page 187 - It may appear singular that the principle of a Trinity should be so obscurely noticed in the Old Testament; but the wise caution of the divine legislator foresaw the danger likely to result from too * Or in French,
Page 332 - ... side, so that it was not to be seen ; and farther, that the king of the country, amazed at its unusual size, had cut the tree down, and made that part of the trunk wherein the chest was concealed, a pillar to support the roof of his house. These things, say they, being made known to Isis in an extraordinary manner by the report of Demons...
Page 191 - Water, Spirit, or Air. From the Sidonians, Cronus, Love, Cloudy darkness. From the Phoenicians, Ulomus, Chusorus, The Egg. From the Chaldaean and Persian Oracles of Zoroaster, Fire, Sun, Ether. Fire, Light, Ether. From the later Platonists, Power, Intellect, Father. Power, Intellect, Soul or Spirit. By the ancient Theologists, according to Macrobius, the Sun was invoked in the Mysteries, as Power of Light of Spirit of the world, the world, the world. To which may perhaps be added, from Sanchoniatho,...
Page 190 - The same idea of a Monad, and even of a triple Deity, was admitted by some of the Greeks into their system of philosophy ; and " Amelius," according to Proclus, "says, the Demiurge (or Creator) is triple, and the three Intellects are the three kings — he who exists, he who possesses, he who beholds. And these are different ; therefore the First Intellect exists essentially, as that ivhich exists.

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