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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. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781406549294
ISBN-10: 1406549290
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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