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Origin of Deism—Evolution from the far to the near—Illustrations from
Their good names euphemistic—Their mixed character—Illustrations:
The degradation of Deities—Indicated in names–Legends of their sall
The ex-god–Deities demonised by conquest—Theological animosity—
C H A P T E R V.
The obstructions of man—The twelve chief classes—Modifications of
Descent of Ishtar into Hades—Bardism—Baldur—Herakles—Christ—
- - ELEMENTS.
A Scottish Munasa—Rudra—Siva's lightning eye—The flaming sword—
Thor arrows — The Bob-tailed Dragon — Whirlwind —Japanese
Animal demons distinguished—Trivial sources of Mythology—Hedge-
The Holy Tree of Travancore—The growth of Demons in India, and
GENERALISATION OF DEMONS.
The Demons’ bequest to their conquerors—Nondescripts—Exaggera-
The beauty of the Serpent — Emerson on ideal forms — Michelet's
An African Serpent-drama in America—The Veiled Serpent—The Ark