Balder: mythus und sage , nach ihren dichterischen und religiösen elementen untersucht

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K.J. Trübner, 1902 - Balder (Norse deity) - 308 pages
 

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Page 227 - Averni, tollunt se celeres, liquidumque per ae'ra lapsae sedibus optatis geminae super arbore sidunt, discolor unde auri per ramos aura refulsit. quale solet silvis brumali frigore viscum 205 fronde virere nova, quod non sua seminat arbos, et croceo fetu teretis circumdare truncos — talis erat species auri frondentis opaca ilice, sic leni crepitabat brattea vento.
Page 252 - The accumulated misfortunes and sins of the whole people are sometimes laid upon the dying god, who is supposed to bear them away for ever, leaving the people innocent and happy.
Page xi - For so long as the mistletoe remained intact, the oak (so people might think) was invulnerable; all the blows of their knives and axes would glance harmless from its surface. But once tear from the oak its sacred heart — the mistletoe — and the tree nodded to its fall. And when in later times the spirit of the oak came to be represented by a living man, it was logically necessary to suppose that, like the tree he personated, he could neither be killed nor wounded so long as the mistletoe remained...
Page 227 - Accipe, quae peragenda prius. Latet arbore opaca Aureus et foliis et lento vimine ramus, lunoni infernae dictus sacer; hunc tegit omnis Lucus et obscuris claudunt convallibus umbrae. Sed non ante datur telluris operta subire, 140 Auricomos quam qui decerpserit arbore fetus.
Page 132 - In a Bengalee story a prince going into a far country planted with his own hands a tree in the courtyard of his father's palace, and said to his parents, " This tree is my life. When you see the tree green and fresh, then know that it is well with me ; when you sec the tree fade in some parts, then know that I am in an ill case ; and when you see the whole tree fade, then know that I am dead and gone.
Page xi - But when the god happens to be a deity of vegetation, there are special reasons why he should die by fire. For light and heat are necessary to vegetable growth ; and, on the principle of sympathetic magic, by subjecting the personal representative of vegetation to their influence, you secure a supply of these necessaries for trees and crops.
Page xi - ... might think) was invulnerable ; all the blows of their knives and axes would glance harmless from its surface. But once tear from the oak its sacred heart — the mistletoe — and the tree nodded to its fall. And when in later times the spirit of the oak came to be represented by a living man, it was logically necessary to suppose that, like the tree he personated, he could neither be killed nor wounded so long as the mistletoe remained uninjured. The pulling of the mistletoe was thus at once...
Page 283 - II. Band: Eisenzeit. Mit 189 Abbildungen im Text und 2 Tafeln. 8° VI, 324 S. 1898. Broschirt M. 7.—, in Leinwand geb. M. 8.—.
Page 183 - Schimmel; da trat das Pferd mit dem Huf auf den Boden und schlug einen Stein vom Felsen, aus der Öffnung sprudelte die Quelle mächtig. Das ganze Heer ward getränkt.

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