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By Henry White Wallis

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12. 2 X. 11. 2. is the The most striking in IX. to Soma, where the obscure. 38 Generation. Yena expressions used of Gandharva small modifications with, IX. 86. 36. Soma in X. transferred over is men In Soma. to Gandharva called "the heavenly is of the waters, whose eye 123. " 1 On the other hand, in VIII. 1. 11. and 66. and is the sun he figures 5. smitten like as In IX. free. Gandharva sun is now can 78. by Indra, soma, who sets the Apsarases appear 3. Soma in the same relation to We gaoler of the the Tvashtar Gandharva.

27. an old idiom of 45 Aditi and Daksha. In VIII. 25. language. " Varuna are called the children of the Yedic the sons of ddksha" The expressions Mitra and strength, and 5. the strong and active ones. e. common, and translators are meaning. "We find now that the are agreed as to their ' description of Indra as son of strength/ gave rise to the conception of a goddess Qavasi, his and it is scarcely that certain less mother Daksha, l ; an unimportant deity whose only characteristic in the Rigveda is his fatherhood of the gods, has derived his personality from similar expressions.

Active production. 1 The one tendency which is pecu- liarly characteristic of India is the economical desire and preserve the entire theological stock of to collect the nation that nothing be out a new path in rather than to strike lost, of disregard results. previous Legends and mythical conceptions, as well as deities, derived originally from different orders of thought, are placed side by side, approximated to one another and confused The other tendency together. is the endeavour to define the unity of nature, which to the layman was apparently typified in the light, but which the Eishi endeavoured The sacrifice.

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