The Gods Themselves

pidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.' I'm no god and I'll contend no longer.
Let it go, Pete, and go your way. Maybe the world will last our time and, if not,
there's nothing that can be done anyway. I'm sorry, Pete. You fought the good
fight ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0307792382

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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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 the Earth's survival.

The Matter of the Gods

Where Roman religion is concerned , one or the other of two things must be true :
either the actions of the gods in this world 1n their effects , or the gods
themselves , must be material . Of course , the former in no way requires the latter

Author: Clifford Ando

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520250833

Category: History

Page: 239

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What did the Romans know about their gods? Why did they perform the rituals of their religion, & what motivated them to change those rituals? Clifford Ando explores the answers to these questions, pursuing a variety of themes essential to the study of religion in history.

Literature and the Gods

that contrivance that the offering has ever been able to reach the gods.
Reminding ourselves of its origin will help us understand why the word is never
whole. but always flawed in some way or composite, threatened by its own lack of

Author: Roberto Calasso

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307537730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Brilliant, inspired, and gloriously erudite, Literature and the Gods is the culmination of Roberto Calasso’s lifelong study of the gods in the human imagination. By uncovering the divine whisper that lies behind the best poetry and prose from across the centuries, Calasso gives us a renewed sense of the mystery and enchantment of great literature. From the banishment of the classical divinities during the Age of Reason to their emancipation by the Romantics and their place in the literature of our own time, the history of the gods can also be read as a ciphered and splendid history of literary inspiration. Rewriting that story, Calasso carves out a sacred space for literature where the presence of the gods is discernible. His inquiry into the nature of “absolute literature” transports us to the realms of Dionysus and Orpheus, Baudelaire and Mallarmé, and prompts a lucid and impassioned defense of poetic form, even when apparently severed from any social function. Lyrical and assured, Literature and the Gods is an intensely engaging work of literary affirmation that deserves to be read alongside the masterpieces it celebrates.

The War of the Gods RLE Myth

The. wars. of. the. gods. in. Scandinavian. mythology. Introduction. The Indo-
European gods were always involved in warfare. ... The wars between the gods
were not only fought by the gods themselves, but also by their human

Author: Jarich G. Oosten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131755583X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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This structural analysis of myth, first published in 1985, focuses on social and political problems of Indo-European mythology. Dr Jarich Oosten tells how the ancient Indo-European gods competed for supreme power and the exclusive possession of the sacred potion of wisdom and immortality. In examining the social code of the wars of the gods, he reveals that there are remarkably consistent patterns in time and space: paternal relatives, equals at first, prove unable to share power, magic goods, etc; while some gods retain their divine status as an exclusive prerogative, their brothers or paternal cousins are transformed into demons; relatives by marriage, however, who are unequal at first, succeed in sharing power and magic goods, and thus become equal partners in the pantheon. Dr Oosten describes how the ancient mythological cycles were broken down and transformed into heroic sagas and epics, and shows how many traditionally related themes – the severed head, the magic cauldron – were preserved. Gradually the political problems of kingship came to overshadow the social problems of kinship, as in the development of the myths of King Arthur. Dr Oosten argues that the social code remains basically the same, and his analysis of this code gives a fascinating perspective on the development of Indo-European mythology from the oldest written sources to the comparatively recent faitytales.

The Gods of Reason

by the Gods themselves in oracles. We can therefore clearly see that the myths
are Divine by nature because of who has used them. If the myths were not Divine,
the Gods would have rejected them.31 “Since all existing things rejoice in that ...

Author: Timothy Jay Alexander


ISBN: 1430327634

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Modern Hellenismos is a religious movement that reconstructs the ancient Greek religion in a modern context. It is one of many Polytheistic Reconstructionist religions today, and it acknowledges the existence, nature, and worship of ancient Greek gods and their divine involvement in both the universe and human life.

The Gods of Olympos

He believed , too , that all events happening around or in him had their origin in
some divine impulse . The conception of Fate , as the order of the Universe ,
unalterable even by the gods themselves , is not a part of primitive belief . This
belief ...

Author: August Heinrich Petiscus



Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 271

View: 508

Asgard and the Gods

When he goes to the ice-giant Hymir to get the cauldron for brewing the beer for
the feasts of the gods, he appears in all ... one hand; for when the terrible Fenris-
Wolf grew so powerful that he even threatened the gods themselves in Asgard, ...

Author: Wilhelm Wägner



Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 326

View: 249

Legacy Of The Gods Om and Vidya

“It ismy honour that I have the opportunityto serve a king likeyou!” said the woman
, lowering her hoodto reveala face that waslike themoon without the scars. “
Finally,I cannow read the bookwritten bythe Gods themselves!” the king cried.

Author: Amaresh Nath

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468954717

Category: Fiction

Page: 1

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One fine day, Om and Vidya realize that they are not ordinary children; after Sam and Julie, it is time for them to learn about their legacy. This is the second installment in the "Legacy Of The Gods" Trilogy.

Tear of the Gods

know-how, but rather a result of the fact that she gave up her most prized
possession. ... “The key here is that the Celts believed that the material used to
make the torc had come from the gods themselves and was therefore imbued
with ...

Author: Alex Archer

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 1459208374

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 367

The legacy of a pagan king could unleash terror on the world It started as a dream—a redheaded warrior king fought and died for his men centuries ago. The dream would lead archaeologist Annja Creed to the king's undisturbed corpse...and one of England's greatest mythical artifacts. Deep in an archaeological dig in England's Midlands, Annja locates a braided necklace around a mummified king's neck. Made of an unusual material—not quite obsidian, but gleaming with multihued color—the torc is an astonishing find. But someone knows exactly what the torc means. And he will do anything to get his hands on the Tear of the Gods. When the dig is compromised and innocent archaeologists are slain, even Annja herself is left for dead. Now she is fleeing for her life, not knowing the terrifying truth about the relic she risks everything to protect—or the devastating consequences should it fall into the wrong hands....

Blood of the Gods

The earliest of kings were given the divinity not for what they had done so much
as for whom and what they were. They were just men who were placed in a
position of power and control. To do what the gods themselves had failed to do, ...

Author: Dean McCoy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143891282X

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The United States today is infested with drug smugglers from all over the world. This make it almost impossible to stop the entry of drugs into this country. The amount of money involved could balance the national debit. Making it almost impossible to match their high tech operations. On any given day tons of illegal drugs enter this country and are distributed by drug dealers throughout the United States. From the major suppliers that bring it in, to the distributors that distribute it throughout the country, and down to the street dealers that sales it to our kids. This is happen every minute of every day some where in this country. Making it almost impossible for the DEA (Drug Emforcement Agency) to stop the entry and distribution of drugs into or throughout this country. Without inside help or being able to penetrate their organization (the fight against drugs is a up hill battle at most). This is a war that we may never win (as long as their are users) their will always be someone to supply their needs. It's sample economics (supply and demand). This is about a young boy that suffered a great lost, was able to over come, and become a special drug ageny for the DEA. Because of drugs his whole family was killed, causing his mental break down, and the people that stood by him throughout it all. His infiltration of a major drug cartel, the journey threw several foregin countries mapping out the route for major drug shipments to this country (while all the time trying to prove his father wasn't involved in the drug business). So come along for the journey.

The Night of the Gods

Arculus , whose name is found only in Festus , was thought , according to him , to
be the god who guarded the arcæ , the safes ... The meaning of arcanus , hidden
mysterious , applied to the gods themselves , like absconditus - Kronos was the ...

Author: John O'Neill



Category: Creation

Page: 1077

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A Game of the Gods

(gods). as deffned - though to be immortal beings or DEITIES that possess the
authority (supremacy) to rule, govern or otherwise affect a world, or worlds via
their inffnite (or so it is believed) ... The gods themselves are subject to His inffnite

Author: Michael Claycomb

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467862936

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Young DEMETRI, his noble hearted half-brother SAMUEL and a gifted young necromancer, ESHAN, embark on a perilous mission in hopes of thwarting plans of complete global darkness. On their journey to a mysterious place called the Forgotten Isle of Landing, Demetri begins to understand the truth of exactly what he is as memories of another lifetime and another world begin to surface. His eyes fume with an ancient power as Demetris insidious tendencies impact his choices throughout the adventure and threaten to overcome his new found humanity. Demetri, with abilities spawned from hellish darkness and the ability to travel within the confines of his own shadow, wages his own personal war against those he has come to hate most of all, those who would seek to use him as a pawn in their games; the gods themselves. In the midst of his journey, Demetri is faced with a monumental choice; to travel back to his own world and escape the responsibilities charged to him by a being known as the Gatekeeper, as a Champion of Balance, or risk his own shadowed soul in order to save an enigmatic world where demonkind and humankind co-exist; a world he has come to call home.

Fingerprints of the Gods

Looking for the First Time Here is what the Ancient Egyptians said about the First
Time, Zep Tepi, when the gods ruled in ... divinities whose title meant 'the
Watchers'.3 And they preserved particularly vivid recollections of the gods
themselves, ...

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307829057

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Could the story of mankind be far older than we have previously believed? Using tools as varied as archaeo-astronomy, geology, and computer analysis of ancient myths, Graham Hancock presents a compelling case to suggest that it is. “A fancy piece of historical sleuthing . . . intriguing and entertaining and sturdy enough to give a long pause for thought.”—Kirkus Reviews In Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock embarks on a worldwide quest to put together all the pieces of the vast and fascinating jigsaw of mankind’s hidden past. In ancient monuments as far apart as Egypt’s Great Sphinx, the strange Andean ruins of Tihuanaco, and Mexico’s awe-inspiring Temples of the Sun and Moon, he reveals not only the clear fingerprints of an as-yet-unidentified civilization of remote antiquity, but also startling evidence of its vast sophistication, technological advancement, and evolved scientific knowledge. A record-breaking number one bestseller in Britain, Fingerprints of the Gods contains the makings of an intellectual revolution, a dramatic and irreversible change in the way that we understand our past—and so our future. And Fingerprints of God tells us something more. As we recover the truth about prehistory, and discover the real meaning of ancient myths and monuments, it becomes apparent that a warning has been handed down to us, a warning of terrible cataclysm that afflicts the Earth in great cycles at irregular intervals of time—a cataclysm that may be about to recur. “Readers will hugely enjoy their quest in these pages of inspired storytelling.”—The Times (UK)

The Gods of the Egyptians

In such terms did the Egyptians extol the greatness and power of Osiris, but they
make no mention of the aspect of the god ... divine, and they were, presumably,
names by the utterance of which the gods themselves maintained their existence.

Author: Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486220559

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 574

Provides definitive coverage of the ancient Egyptian gods, mythological figures, religious cults, priesthoods, and esoteric practices and beliefs

Time and the Gods

But asthe gods slept, there came frombeyond the Rim, out of the dark and
unknown, three Yozis, spirits ofill, that sailed up ... that the wordsbe these:Power,
Knowledge, Forgetting,and another word thatnot the gods themselves may ever

Author: Lord Dunsany

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 23

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The Gods of Ancient Rome

The gods themselves, by signalling their anger, encouraged entreaty to rival
gods. In Roman or Graeco-oriental polytheism, there was no jealous or exclusive
God, but a pantheon that tended to diversify almost indefinitely. In order to obtain

Author: Robert Turcan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136058508

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 693

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sword of the Gods Prince of Tyre

"A man can never have too many wives," Marwan said softly, sensing the cause
of his hesitation. "I will fight any man, but who is there to fight when the gods
themselves deny your flocks the rain?" What good was wealth when your
neighbors ...

Author: Anna Erishkigal

Publisher: Seraphim Press

ISBN: 0985489626

Category: Fiction

Page: 798

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"Does for Lucifer what 'Wicked' did for the Wicked Witch of the West..." --Reader review "Better than Game of Thrones..." --Reader review "You only think you know Lucifer!" --Reader review * At the dawn of time, two ancient adversaries battled for control of Earth. One man rose to stand at humanity's side. A man whose name we still remember today… At the dawn of time, two ancient adversaries battled for control of Earth. One man rose to stand at humanity's side. A soldier whose name we still remember today… The legend about the greatest superhero to ever walk the Earth continues in Prince of Tyre. Mikhail has a new mission: train the warriors to fight back against the mysterious kidnappings so his adopted village will be safe for Ninsianna and their expected child. But the journey from soldier to general is never easy, especially when the Chief's son undermines his authority. Challenges compound when they learn 'lizard demons' have put a bounty on Mikhail's head. Ninsianna thought her prayers had been answered when a man fell from the heavens and vowed to protect her village. But She-Who-Is is a demanding mistress—not only does she send nightmares of impending evil—but she causes her to view her husband with a pragmatic, and often self-serving eye. Can their marriage survive possession by a goddess? Or will She-Who-Is' power corrupt Ninsianna? Meanwhile in the heavens, rumors of a cure to the Angelic's impending extinction winds its way through the Emperor's desperate armies. Raphael is charged with finding this 'Holy Grail,' unaware that Lucifer barters the solution in a quiet coup d'etat. The Eternal Emperor and Shay'tan are so busy outwitting each other that neither notices Lucifer is a little 'off,' or that an ancient Evil is outmaneuvering them all. A tragic death forces the Alliance to choose which leader they will follow in an epic, heavens-fracturing showdown. The Eternal Emperor … or Lucifer? Note: this book is NOT Christian fiction. The Sword of the Gods saga is an epic fantasy retelling of the wars in heaven at the dawn of time, the clash of ancient adversaries and empires, the myth of Lucifer, the fallen angels, and the soldier we now call the Archangel Michael, and the 3,500 b.c. humans caught in middle, similar in tone and style to books such as Game of Thrones, Dune and Outlander, with a romantic undertone, all told with a science fiction / space opera twist. At the request of the publisher, this book is sold without DRM. Keywords: Archangel Michael, Archangel Mikhail, Archangel, angel, angels, archangels, guardian angels, angel fantasy, angel romance, Special Forces, galactic empire, Lucifer, Luciferi, morning star, Shaytan, Satan, dragon, dragons, devil, evil, nature of evil, Beelzebub, Beel-zebub, Ba'al Zebub, Moloch, angel, angels, fallen angels, fallen angels, books about angels, angels and demons, angel romance books, angel romance novels, demons, angel fantasy, Inanna, Abaddon, Jehoshaphat, Raphael, Archangel Raphael, Jophiel, Ubaid culture, Mesopotamian culture, ancient Mesopotamia, Assur, Ashur, Hiddekel River, what to read after Game of Thrones, Halifian culture, Halafian culture, Uruk culture, Annunaki, angel romance, genetically engineered super-soldiers, lion people, centaurs, merfolk, mermaids, military romance, wars in heaven, god vs. the devil, dark lord

Sword of the Gods The Chosen One

(Book 1 of the Sword of the Gods saga) Anna Erishkigal ... She saw Mikhail
planting crops, fighting alongside the Ubaid, and seated by the campfire, his
expression unguarded and ... In those eyes, she saw the gods, themselves, be

Author: Anna Erishkigal

Publisher: Seraphim Press

ISBN: 098548960X

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

View: 136

Two old gods play chess to decide the fate of the galaxy. A hapless pawn is cast down upon the Earth. Mikha'il awakens, mortally wounded, on his crashed ship. He's saved by a young woman with unusual abilities. With no memory of his past and his ship destroyed, he has no choice but to integrate into her village. In stone-aged Mesopotamia, everyone must work or starve, but the only skill he possesses is an uncanny ability to kill.Ninsianna's people have prophecies of a time when a winged champion, a Sword of the Gods, will defend their people against an Evil One. Mikha'il insists he's no demi-god, but the dark premonitions sent to her by She-who-is say otherwise! Unbeknownst to them, Earth is about to become ground zero in a war between two ancient adversaries. The Emperors' armies are a dying race ... and humans hold the key to their survival.As love blossoms, the mysterious kidnappings of young women forces Mikha'il to choose between Ninsianna and his duty to complete a mission he can't quite recall. As fault lines open in the heavens, Mikha'il must teach his adopted people to raise armies from the dust to fight back against an enemy who remains unseen.

Compiled Lectures By Rudolf Steiner

By a destiny outside the realm of the Gods , human thinking became such that
man had to live in the fear of undergoing , with the death ... Through the Mystery
of Golgotha something was achieved not only for man but for the Gods
themselves .

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787314095

Category: Education


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The Daily Life of the Greek Gods

The gods are seen to be “ other , ” both because they appear to be greater , more
powerful , more knowledgeable than humans and also because , to regulate their
existence , they choose ways of proceeding that are exclusive to themselves .

Author: Giulia Sissa

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804736145

Category: History

Page: 287

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Discusses the everyday life of the gods of the Iliad, including what their bodies were made of, how they received nourishment, their social life on Olympus and among humans, and their loves, festivities, and disputes.