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" We must not be surprised," he says, " at finding, on a close examination, that the characters of all the Pagan deities, male and female, melt into each other and at last into one or two; for it seems a well-founded opinion, that the whole crowd of gods... "
Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy ... - Page 253
by Edward Burnett Tylor - 1873
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Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in ..., Volume 1

Asiatick Society (Calcutta, India) - Asia - 1801
...whole universe in all its plenitude of magnificence. We muft not be furprized at finding, on a clofe examination, that the characters of all the Pagan...Deities, , male and female, melt into each other, and at laft into one or two ; for it feems a well-founded opinion, that the whole crowd of gods and goddelfes...
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Indian Antiquities: Or, Dissertations, Relative to the Ancient ..., Volume 2

Thomas Maurice - India - 1806
...nature, is often worshipped. We must not be surprised, the president of the Asiatic Society observes, at finding, on a close examination, that the characters...opinion, that the whole crowd of gods and goddesses, ift antient Rome and modern Varanes, means only the powers of nature, and, principally, the XSUN. He...
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Works, Volume 3

Sir William Jones - 1807
...wbole univerfe in all its plenitude of magnificence. We muft not be furprized at finding, on a clofe examination, that the characters of all the pagan...deities, male and female, melt into each other, and at laft into one or two ; for it feems a well-founded opinion, that the whole crowd of gods and goddefies...
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The Works of Sir William Jones: With the Life of the Author, Volume 3

John Shore Baron Teignmouth - 1807
...whole univerfe in all its plenitude of magrjificence. We muft not be furprized at nnding, on a clofe examination, that the characters of all the pagan...deities, male and female, melt into each other, and at laft into one or two ; for it feems a well-founded opinion, that the whole crowd of gods and goddefles...
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The Classical Journal, Volume 7

Classical philology - 1813
...William Jones, who, in the First Volume of Asiatic Researches, p. 267, says 5 " We must not be surprised at finding, on a close examination, that the characters...deities, male, and female, melt into each other, and at but into one or two, for it seems a well-founded opinion, that the whole crowd of gods and goddesses,...
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A View of the History, Literature, and Religion of the Hindoos ..., Volume 2

William Ward - Hindu mythology - 1815
...Kalu-Bhoiruvu, &c. are forms of SAicfl. " Thus," as SirW. Jones has observed, "We must not be surprized at finding, on a close examination, that the characters...male and female, melt into each other, and at last in to one or two." But the enquiry returns, "What is the object of worship among the Hindoos 1" It...
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The History of British India, Volume 1

James Mill - Hindus - 1817 - 777 pages
...religion. Sir William Jones draws this conclusion expressly : " We must not be surprised," says he, " at finding on a close examination, that the characters...of gods and goddesses, in ancient Rome and modern Varanes, mean only the powers of nature, and principally those of the sun, expressed in a variety of...
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History, Literature and Religion of the Hindoos, Volume 1

William Ward - 1817
...Kalu-Bhoiruvu, &c. are forms of Shivu. ' Thus,' as Sir W. Jones has observed, ' we must not be surprised at finding, on a close examination, that the characters...melt into each other, and at last into one or two.' But the enquiry returns, ' What is the object of worship among the Hindoos ?' It is not the ONE GOD,...
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Horę Britannicę; or, Studies in ancient British history, Volume 1

John Hughes - Druids and druidism - 1818
...his most glorious centre. " We must not be surprised," says the same eminent writer, " at finding, on close examination, that the characters of all the...into each other, and at last into one or two ; for it is a well-founded opinion, that the whole crowd of gods and goddesses, in ancient Rome and modern Varanes,...
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A View of the History, Literature, and Mythology of the Hindoos ..., Volume 1

William Ward - Hindu mythology - 1822 - 1202 pages
...Tuntrus teacJ', that after Bruiuhu had entered tlie world, he divided himself into male and female. * " It seems a well-founded opinion, that the whole crowd of gods and collectively, the sun and moon, as well as the stars, the sea, mighty rivers, and extraordinary appearances...
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