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A Book of Myths
     

A Book of Myths

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by Jean Lang
 

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Just as a little child holds out its hands to catch the sunbeams, to feel and to grasp what, so its eyes tell it, is actually there, so, down through the ages, men have stretched out their hands in eager endeavour to know their God. And because only through the human was the divine knowable, the old peoples of the earth made gods of their heroes and not unfrequently

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Just as a little child holds out its hands to catch the sunbeams, to feel and to grasp what, so its eyes tell it, is actually there, so, down through the ages, men have stretched out their hands in eager endeavour to know their God. And because only through the human was the divine knowable, the old peoples of the earth made gods of their heroes and not unfrequently endowed these gods with as many of the vices as of the virtues of their worshippers. As we read the myths of the East and the West we find ever the same story. That portion of the ancient Aryan race which poured from the central plain of Asia, through the rocky defiles of what we now call "The Frontier," to populate the fertile lowlands of India, had gods who must once have been wholly heroic, but who came in time to be more degraded than the most vicious of lustful criminals. And the Greeks, Latins, Teutons, Celts, and Slavonians, who came of the same mighty Aryan stock, did even as those with whom they owned a common ancestry.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011898532
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
11/22/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
214 KB

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Book of Myths 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love myths and mythology like I do, a collection like this one is a true blessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a kids book i would say maybe 13 and up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a truly excellent gift for smart children who are interested in the imaginary world of mythology. I would give it 10 stars if I could.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a kid &I dont like this book. I dint understand it. I'll rate it a 1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Myths are great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a book that even advanced 9 year old reader can't fully understand this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a reason it is free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG l love this book.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE greek myhtholgy it is awesome i know all the greek gods on mount olympus
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is very cool ..... I think
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gr8 book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry i just did not like it all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What myths or stuff is in here?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt like AT ALL. Terrible!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What kind of myths are they?some people stink
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not tell what was story and what was not,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not get very cunfusing Should not be it kids section
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHAT!!! This book is very confusing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm 9 and i thing this is the best book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i hate this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AT ZODIAC ALL RESULTS~ Virgostar, the young and youthful leader of ZodiacClan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does anything need to be taken care of