Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism by M.D., By Thomas Inman

By M.D., By Thomas Inman

The call for which has sprung up for this paintings has brought on the writer to make it extra whole than it used to be initially. however it couldn't be made excellent with out being extended right into a quantity whose measurement will be incompatible with cheapness. while each determine would offer a textual content for an extended discourse, a detailed awareness is needed lest an outline can be built right into a dissertation. during this paintings, the writer is obliged to restrict himself to the reason of symbols, and can't release out into old and smooth faiths, other than in as far as they're typified by way of yes traditional symptoms.

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P. 273, and two from Bryant’s Mythology, vol. , third edition, pp. 203 and 409. All are symbolic of the idea of the male triad: a central figure, erect, and rising above the other two. In one an altar and fire indicate, mystically, the linga; in another, the same is pourtrayed as 10 a man, as Mahadeva always is; in another, there is a tree stump and serpent, to indicate the same idea. The two appendages of the linga are variously described; in two instances as serpents, in other two as tree and concha, and snake and shell.

V. ” Another equally vulgar way of describing men is to be found in 1 Kings xiv. 10. But xxxi these observations would not serve us much in symbolism did we not know that they were associated with certain euphemisms by which when one thing is said another is intended; for an illustration let us take Isaiah vii. 20, and ask what is meant by the phrase, “the hair of the feet” ? It is certain that the feet are never hairy, and consequently can never be shaved. Again, when we find in Gen. xlix. 10, “the sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet,” and compare this with Deut.

I can find no clue to the signification of the inscription. It would seem paradoxical to say that there is something in common between the bull-headed deity and Oannes. It is so, nevertheless. One indicates, par excellence, physical, and the other sexual, power. That Oannes may, for the Assyrians, represent a man who played a part with them similar to that of Penn among the Indians of Pennsylvania, I do not deny; but, when we find a similar fish-god in Philistia and Hindostan, and know that Crishna 3 once appeared as a fish, the explanation does not suffice.

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