The Irish Mythological Cycle and Celtic Mythology

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Hodges, Figgis, 1903 - Epic literature - 240 pages

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Page 53 - The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants : and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Page xiii - Excudent alii spirantia mollius aera, credo equidem, vivos ducent de marmore vultus, orabunt causas melius, caelique meatus describent radio et surgentia sidera dicent: 850 tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento; hae tibi erunt artes; pacisque imponere morem, parcere subiectis et debellare superbos.
Page 101 - Though the men of Erin should continue the battle for seven years, for every spear that falls off its handle and for every sword that breaks. I will give a new weapon in place of it, and no erring or missing cast shall be thrown with any spear that is made by my hands, and no flesh into which it will enter shall ever taste the sweets of life after ; and this," said he " is more than Dubh, the Fomorian smith, can do.
Page 171 - Deum maxime Mercurium colunt. Huius sunt plurima simulacra : hunc omnium inventorem artium ferunt, hunc viarum atque itinerum ducem, hunc ad quaestus pecuniae mercaturasque habere vim maximam arbitrantur.
Page 137 - I am a beam of the sun, I am the fairest of plants, I am a wild boar in valour, I am a salmon in the water, I am a lake in the plain, I am a word of science, I am the point of the lance...
Page 163 - Auctor est Cornelius Labeo huic Maiae id est terrae aedem Kalendis Maiis dedicatam sub nomine Bonae Deae et eandem esse Bonam Deam et terram ex ipso ritu occultiore sacrorum doceri posse confirmat. Hanc eandem Bonam deam Faunamque et Opem et Fatuam pontificum libris indigitari, &c.
Page 24 - IsraŽl, et tune arca testament! ab alienigenis possidebatur, Postumus autem frater ejus apud Latinos regnabat. Post intervallum vero multorum annorum Picti venerunt et occupaverunt insulas quae...
Page 44 - ... foliage, and find shelter there from wind, and rain, and cold, and heat. I remained so, and my yew remained so, spending our time alike, until at last its leaves all fell off from decay.
Page 45 - ... and seven medars, with hoops for all. I remained still with my yew vessels until their hoops all fell off from decay and old age. After this I re-made them, but could only get a keeve out of the vat, and a stan out of the keeve, and a...
Page 35 - Druidae, positis repetistis ab armis. 60 solis nosse deos, et coeli numina vobis, aut solis nescire datum : nemora alta remotis incolitis lucis. vobis auctoribus, umbrae non tacitas Erebi sedes Ditisque profundi pallida regna petunt : regit idem spiritus artus orbe alio : longae (canitis si cognita) vitae mors media est.

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