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ARCHER-FRIEZE, -IN GLAZED TILES ALONG THE PALACE OF DAREIOS

I., AT SUSA EXHUMED BY MR. DIEULAFOY, IN 1785. Frontispiece.

of

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THE STORY

OF

MEDIA, BABYLON, AND Persia

INCLUDING A STUDY OF THE ZEND-AVESTA OR RELIGION

OF ZOROASTER

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MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY ; OF THE

SOCIÉTÉ ETHNOLO-
GIQUE OF PARIS; ASSOCIATE OF THE VICTORIA

INSTITUTE OF LONDON, ETC.

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“ He (Carlyle) says it is part of his creed that history is poetry, could we tell it right."-
EMERSON.

“ Da mihi, Domine, scire quod sciendum est."-"IMITATION OF CHRIST."

(Grant that the knowledge I get may be the knowledge worth having."-Matthew
Arnold's Translation.)

NEW YORK

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY

Å435 077

COPYRIGHT

By G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS

1888

Entered at Stationers' Hall, London

By T. FISHER UNWIN

Press of
G. P. PUTNAM's Sons

New York

and follower of Zarathushtra.—$ 12. Loss of the greatest
part of the Zoroastrian literature.-& 13. Survival of some
texts. The parts of the Avesta as we have it.-& 14. The
Bundehesh : its lateness and its contents,

ARYAN MYTHS IN THE AVESTA—THEIR ALLEGORI-

CAL TRANSFORMATION

56-94

§ 1. Enervating influence of the Indian climate on the
Aryan population.—& 2. Bracing and hardening influence of
the soil and climate of Erân. The nature of Erân all in ex-
tremes.—$ 3. It intensifies the feeling of dualism, and de-
velops the battle-myth almost exclusively.-8 4. Spiritual
transformation of Aryan myths in Erân.—8 5. Ahura-
Mazda, the supreme God and Creator, the successor of the

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