The Mythology and Rites of the British Druids, Ascertained by National Documents; and Compared with the General Traditions and Customs of Heathenism, as Illustrated by the Most Eminent Antiquaries of Our Age. With an Appendix, Containing Ancient Poems and Extracts, with Some Remarks on Ancient British Coins...

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J. Booth, 1809 - 648 pages
This 1809 volume contains a study of the mythology and rites of the British Druids ascertained by national documents and compared with the general traditions and customs of heathenism.

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Page 529 - Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
Page 475 - Godhead; so that they arc ** without excuse : because that, when they knew God, they " glorified him not, as God, neither were thankful; but " became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart *' was darkened. " Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, *' and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an. *' image, made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and " four-footed beasts, and creeping things...
Page 475 - Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves : *3 who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature " more than the Creator, who is or, rather.
Page 217 - I have fed out of the drum I have drunk out of the cymbal I have entered your bridal chamber; and lo, I am the sole witness to my homecoming.
Page 175 - And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Beth-shemesh, then he hath done us this great evil : but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that smote us ; it was a chance that happened to us.
Page 224 - ... on all sides, were at length quenched by a shower of cloudborne water, poured down by the immortal Eendra. And now a heterogeneous stream of the concocted juices of various trees and plants ran down into the briny flood.
Page 459 - He was companion of Canawon Cynllaith, the' offspring of the goddess of slaughter, whom Aneurin thus commemorates, in the songs of the Gododin : " If, in the banquet of mead and wine, the Saxons sacrificed to Slaughter, the mother of Spoliation; the energetic Eidiol also honoured her before the mount, in the presence of the god of victory, the king who rises in light, and ascends the sky.
Page 246 - To the brave, to the magnanimous, to the amiabk, to " the generous, who boldly embarks, the ascending stone of " the Bards will prove the harbour of life ! It has asserted the "praise of HEILYN, the mysterious impeller of the sky: '•' and, till the doom shall its symbol be continued.
Page 175 - And take the ark of the LORD, and lay it upon the cart ; and put the jewels of gold, which ye return him for a trespass offering, in a coffer by the side thereof; and send it away, that it may go.
Page 413 - An egg, containing in it the elements of life, was thought no improper emblem of the ark, in which were preserved the rudiments of the future world : hence, in the Dionusiaca, and in other mysteries, one part of the nocturnal ceremony consisted in the consecration of an egg. By this, as we are informed by Porphyry, was signified the world. It seems to have been a favourite symbol, and very ancient, and we find it adopted among many nations.

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