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Page 22 - EO James, Myth and Ritual in the Ancient Near East (London, 1958), ch. 5, "The Myth and Ritual of Creation," 144-77, discusses various Near Eastern creation stories along with those from Greece.
Page 29 - Frazer said : ... we do no indignity to the myth of Demeter and Persephone — one of the few myths in which the sunshine and clarity of the Greek genius are crossed by the shadow and mystery of death — when we trace its origin to some of the most familiar, yet eternally affecting aspects of nature, to the melancholy gloom and decay of autumn and to the freshness, the brightness, and the verdure of...
Page 25 - Language and mind, poetry and biology meet and bear on one another in the figure of Orpheus