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Demi-gods-Alcestis-Herakles—The Ghilghit Fiend—Incarnate de

liverer of Ghilghit-A Dardistan Madonna—The religion of
Atheism-Resuscitation of Dragons-St. George and his Dragon
-Emerson and Ruskin on George-Saintly allies of the Dragon .

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CHAPTER XI.

THE DRAGON'S BREATH.

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Medusa- Phenomena of recurrence—The Brood of Echidna and their

survival-Behemoth and Leviathan—The Mouth of Hell—The
Lambton Worm-Ragnar—The Lambton Doom—The Worm's
Orthodoxy—The Serpent, Superstition, and Science . .

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CHAPTER XII.

FATE.

Doré's ‘Love and Fate'-Moira and Moira—The 'Fates' of Æschylus

-Divine absolutism surrendered—Jove and Typhon-Commutation of the Demon's share-Popular fatalism-Theological fatalism-Fate and Necessity-Deification of Will-Metaphysics, past and present

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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FIG.
1. Beelzebub (Calmet) .
2. Handle of Hindu Chalice .
3. A Swallower
4. St. Anthony's Lean Persecutor
5. Ancient Persian Medal
6. Hercules and the Hydra (Louvre)
7. Japanese Demon . . .
8. Cerberus (Calmet).
9. Canine Lar (Herculaneum).
10. The Wolf as Confessor (probably Dutch)
11. Singhalese Demon of Serpents
12. American Indian Demon .
13. Italian and Roman Genii .

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14. Typhon (Wilkinson).
15. Snouted Demon ..
16. Demon found at Ostia
17. Teoyaomiqui . .
18. Kali . . :
19. Dives and Lazarus (Russian, seventeenth century)
20. The Knight and Death
21. Greek Caricature of the Gods
22. A Witch Mounted (Della Bella)
23. Serpent and Egg (Tyre) .
24. Serpent and Ark (from a Greek coin)
25. Anguish . .
26. Swan-Dragon (French)
27. Anglo-Saxon Dragons (Cædmon MS., tenth century)
28. From the Fresco at Arezzo . .
29. From Albert Durer's ‘Passion' .
30. Chimæra . . .
31. Bellerophon and Chimæra (Corinthian)
32. From the Temptation of St. Anthony

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