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An Introduction to Mythology

Page: 149

poetry, 275-281
Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Lang's, 66, 67, 83
Mythic law, nature of, 30-31; resolution of materials of, into
their original elements, 47; recapitulation of progress of science
of, 100-101
'Mythological habit' (interpretation of myth by one method), denounced
by Mannhardt, 53
Mythologie et les fables expliquées par l'histoire, La, Abbé
Banier's, 45
Mythology, function of, 11; and folklore contrasted, 12 et seq.;
definition of, 12 et seq.; chronological sketch of, 40 et
seq.; in the eighteenth century, 45; symbolic method applied
to, 46; comparative, 47; comparative philology and, 47 et seq.;
philological school of, 47-51; described by Müller as 'a disease
of language,' 48; anthropological school of, 51; meteorological
school of, 51; Spencer's system of, 59-60; takes the place of
dogma in early religion, 61; exactitude essential to study of, 65;
'Covent Garden' school of, 75; theory of non-religious nature of, 88;
growth of moral and ethical characteristics in, 114-115
Mythology and Folklore, Cox's, 223
Mythology of the Aryan Nations, Cox's, 50
Myths, what they explain, 15; ætiological or explanatory, 21, 58, 89;
animistic, 31; bird, 31-32; creation, 34-35; connexion between
Old and New World, 36; deluge or flood, 56; resemblance between, not
necessarily borrowed, 37; borrowing of, 37, 189-192; characteristics
of primitive, 37-38; sophisticated, 37-38; method of gauging antiquity
of, 38; process of interaction of, 38; thunder and lightning, 51;
nature poetry in, 53-54; solar, 36; Lang on, 54; Tylor's
general thesis regarding, 55; secondary, 62, 90, 238; diffusion of
identical, 70; distribution of plots of, 70; dissemination of, 70, 97;
details of, represented in ceremonies, 87; comparative tables
of, 144-157

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NAGAS, Hindu mythical beings, 256
Naman, Irish war-goddess, 296
Namaquas, death myth of, 151
Names, in myth, 57-58; Spencer's theory of, 60; Lang on philological
analysis of, 71
Narcissus, 45
Natural phenomena in myth, 43, 57
Navaho Indians, creation myth of, 147; fire-stealing myth of, 149;
after-life of, 213
Neevougi, sacred stone of Inniskea, 27
Neith, Egyptian goddess, 127
Nemi, priest of, 76
Neptune, 126
Nergal, Babylonian god of Netherworld, 254, 288
Nét, Celtic war-god, 295
Newhaven, myth of Brounger current in, 26
New System, or an Analysis of Ancient Mythology, Bryant's, 46
New Zealanders, fire-stealing myth of, 149; myth of death among, 151
Nibelungs, the, 262
Niflheim, 170, 197
Nihongi, Japanese mythic book, 168, 260
Ningphos (Bengal), taboo myth of, 150; death myth of, 151
Nirig, Assyrian war-god, 287
Nokomis, Algonquin Indian Earth-Mother, 134
Normandy peasantry, fire-stealing myth of, 149
Nuada of the Silver Hand, Irish deity, 295
Nusku, Babylonian god, 288
Nut, Egyptian sky-goddess, 165
Nya, ruler of Slavonic Underworld,

O

OAK, 'animistic repository of thunder,' 94
Odin, Norse god, 45; as thunder-bird, 123; as wind-god, 132;
in creation myth, 170; as Wild Huntsman, 197; sacrifices his
eye for draught of water, 226; leads Æsir migration, 260;
in the Eddas, 261; described, 292
Odyssey, the, 257-259
Ogma, Irish deity, 295
Oki, Powhatan deity, 305
Okulam, Chinook myth, 302
Old Harry, spirit, 45
Ops, Latin goddess of fertility or wealth, 134
Oregon Indians, creation myth of,
Orestes, his myth etiological, 79
Orinoco tribe, culture myth of,

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