The Gods Themselves

In the twenty-second century Earth obtains limitless, free energy from a source science little understands: an exchange between Earth and a parallel universe, using a process devised by the aliens.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0307792382

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In the twenty-second century Earth obtains limitless, free energy from a source science little understands: an exchange between Earth and a parallel universe, using a process devised by the aliens. But even free energy has a price. The transference process itself will eventually lead to the destruction of the Earth's Sun—and of Earth itself. Only a few know the terrifying truth—an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun. They know the truth—but who will listen? They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy—but who will believe? These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to Earth's survival.

The Gods Themselves

Safe in his Scriptorium, Brother Léon dreams of discovering sapientia: perfect knowledge.

Author: Anne Harrison

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Page: 322

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Safe in his Scriptorium, Brother Léon dreams of discovering sapientia: perfect knowledge. On opening an Arabic tome brought by his brother-in-law Stefan the Bastard to the Monastery of St. Maurus, Brother Léon sees an unknown numeral: 0. In the 13th C world of universal belief, his faith crumbles - why has God granted such knowledge only to the Infidel?A group of unwanted peasants are sent to help the monks with the construction of the Cathedral of St. Catherine. Guy has no thoughts beyond a life free from hunger, until the night they arrive at the monastery and his brother Henri collapses and soars to the Battlements of Heaven. He returns bearing God's command to bring all home to Heaven, and so begins his silent preaching through the town. As her spires rise to challenge the Heavens, the Cathedral of St. Catherine touches all who move in her shadow. A new statue of the Archangel Michel strikes terror in the townsfolk, for they believe the statue was finished by an angel as the mason slept. Banished by the Abbot to the cathedral roof, St. Michel is joined by his colleague Death, (recently returned from stress leave). They guide the events unfolding below them, as the death of faith, belief, knowledge, of loved ones, and of the world as it is known spreads through the town.Unlike his fellow monks, Brother Valerian is at ease moving between monastery and town. A descendant of Vikings, he remains untouched by the superstitions surrounding the new cathedral. In contrast, Audrey, a daughter of the tavern owner, remains drained of emotion after the death of her fiancé and unborn child. She sees only the cathedral's destructive miasma, the people it has killed and maimed, and what it has stripped from the town.Charged by the Abbott to write a tome detailing the construction of the cathedral, Brother Léon struggles not only with his loss of faith but also with writer's block. He blames his brother-in-law Lord Stefan for bringing evil into the monastery. Meanwhile, Stefan the Bastard plays Abbot, family and king against each other, wanting only to return home to be with his wife. The Abbot sees enemies in everyone as he readies the cathedral for its royal consecration. Guy seeks a life free from living in Henri's shadow. Escape from the past seems possible, until familial ties plunge him into a darker world.



Asgard and the Gods

He has only one hand ; for when the terrible Fenris - Wolf grew so powerful that
he even threatened the gods themselves in Asgard , Tyr ventured to chain him up
with bonds that could not be unloosed , and in so doing lost his hand . He bears ...

Author: Wilhelm Wägner

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Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 329

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The Night of the Gods

The meaning of arcanus , hidden mysterious , applied to the gods themselves ,
like absconditus - Kronos was the hidden , the veiled god - and to things and
practices of religion whose very names were taboo , then acquires a far and
deeper ...

Author: John O'Neill

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Category: Creation

Page: 1077

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On Mankind

In fact , being ourselves connected with bodies , we ought to render a bodily
worship to the gods . These gods , themselves incorporeal by their nature , have
presented to us their first images in the second order of gods , or in those which ...

Author: Arthur Dyot Thomson

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Category: Bible

Page: 780

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The dipus Coloneus of Sophocles

It is admitted that the Moipai were some times personified , and made Gods
themselves , and that they are some times spoken of as exercising a power which
even the Gods cannot controul or resist . In Æschylus they are invoked as Gods ,
but ...

Author: Sophocles

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Category: Oedipus (Greek mythology)

Page: 228

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Teutonic Mythology The Gods and Goddesses of the Northland Vol 1 3

No matters are mentioned as discussed in this thingstead in which any person is
interested who does not dwell in Asgard, or which are not of such a nature that
they have reference to how the gods themselves are to act under particular ...

Author: Viktor Rydberg

Publisher: e-artnow

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Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 716

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Teutonic Mythology: Gods and Goddesses of the Northland in 3 volumes is a historical work by Swedish author Viktor Rydberg which deals with Germanic tradition and Norse mythology. One of Rydberg's mythological theories developed in this book is that of a vast World Mill which rotates the heavens, which he believed was an integral part of Old Norse mythic cosmology.

The Fortnightly Review

There is no room in “ Shinto ” for idols , the gods themselves being ever present
in their embodiments or their works , the ... nature herself , “ without , within ,
above us and around , ” is the ever - open book wherein the will of the gods and
the ...

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 28

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Judaism at Rome

Xenophon in his Memorabilia , 4 , 6 , 2 - 4 , makes Socrates explain that piety , or
practical recognition of the gods , eugépela , consists in giving the gods due ...
more beautiful and pious way than by doing as they themselves command ?

Author: Frederic Huidekoper

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Category: Bible

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Judaism at Rome B C 76 to A D 140

Xenophon in his Memorabilia , 4 , 6 , 2 - 4 , makes Socrates cxplain that piety , or
practical recognition of the gods , evo éßela ... How THEN CAN ANY ONE honor
the gods in a more beautiful and pious way than by doing as they themselves ...

Author: Frederic Huidekoper

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Category: Jews

Page: 610

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The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal

The greater power of the white men was ascribed to the superiority of their gods ,
a fact which contributed not a little to their ready acceptance of Christianity . They
had many idols , but these were not regarded as the gods themselves , only as ...

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Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

The gods of mythologic philosophies are created to account for the wonders of
nature . ... They can transform themselves ; they can disappear and reappear ; all
their senses are magical ; some are endowed with a multiplicity of eyes , others ...

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Annual report of the Bureau of ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Cautions for the Times Addressed to the parishioners of a parish in England by their former Rector Edited by Richard Whately Largely written by William Fitzgerald successively Bishop of Cork Cloyne and Ross and of Killaloe no 1 7

Accordingly , as soon as ever men began fancying objects of worship to
themselves , they went on without check , multiplying their numbers , and
inventing stories about them without limit . So it was with the heathens and their
gods ; and so ...

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The Ante Nicene Fathers

There is but one other pretext , that the gods themselves would have their
mysteries made allegories , not choosing that they should be generally
understood . But how was this ascertained ? and why would they not allow the
truth to be told ...

Author: Alexander Roberts

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The Westminster Review

In time Serapis , Isis , Attis , and Mithra came to be regarded as all - powerful and
universal ; this fact necessarily led to confusions and combinations among the
gods themselves . Take Serapis , for example : Serapis , as a healing god , is ...

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Three Essays on Religion

The Gods were not supposed to concern themselves much with men's conduct to
one another , except when men had contrived to make the Gods themselves an
interested party , by placing an assertion or an engagement under the sanction ...

Author: John Stuart Mill

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Category: Nature

Page: 302

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Egyptian Chronicles

This latter meets and embraces the gods themselves in his sculptures more as a
brother and an equal than with any humility as a worshipper . He receives from
them all that can gratify his own pride and ambition . They give to him never ...

Author: William Palmer

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Category: Bible

Page: 1053

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