The Hymns of Orpheus: With the Life and Theology of Orpheus (Forgotten Books)

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"The Orphic Hymns are a set of pre-classical poetic compositions, attributed to the culture hero Orpheus, himself the subject of a renowned myth. In reality, these poems were probably composed by several different poets. Reminiscent of the Rig-Veda, the Orphic Hymns contain a rich set of clues about prehistoric European mythology.

This translation by Thomas Taylor, a British neo-Platonist classicist, is of additional interest for its introduction and extensive footnotes, which discuss in great detail Taylors' philosophy. Taylor, who was considered a bit outside the pale by contemporary scholars, was an influence on successive generations of occultists such as the Theosophists and the Golden Dawn, and in the 20th Century such writers as Manly P. Hall." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

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Publisher's Preface; Preface; A Dissertation On The Life And Theology Of Orpheus; Sect. I.; Sect. ii.; Sect. iii.; The Initiations Of Orpheus; To MusÆus ; To The Goddess ProthyrÆa ; To Night; To Heaven; To Fire; To Protogonus, Or The First-born; To The Stars; To The Sun; To The Moon ; To Nature ; To Pan ; To Hercules; To Saturn; To Rhea ; To Jupiter; To Juno ; To Neptune; To Pluto; To Thundring Jove; To Jove, As The Author Of Lightning; To The Clouds; To The Sea, Or Tethys ; To Nereus; To The Nereids; To Proteus ; To The Earth ; To The Mother Of The Gods; To Mercury; To Proserpine; To Bacchus; To The Curetes; To Pallas; To victory; To Apollo; To Latona; To Diana; To The Titans ; To The Curetes ; To Corybas ; To Ceres; To The Ceralian Mother; To Mises; To The Seasons; To Semele; To Dionysius Bassareus Triennalis ; To Liknitus Bacchus; To Bacchus Pericionius ; To Sabasius; To Ippa ; To Lysius LenÆus; To The Nymphs; To Trietericus; To Amphietus Bacchus; To Silenus, Satyrus, And The Priestesses Of Bacchus; To Venus; To Adonis; To The Terrestrial Hermes; To Cupid, Or Love; To The Fates; To The Graces; To Nemesis; To Justice; To Equity; To Law; To Mars ; To Vulcan ; To Esculapius; To Health; To The Furies ; To The Furies; To Melinoe; To Fortune; To The DÆmon, Or Genius; To Leucothea; To PalÆmon; To The Muses; To Mnemosyne, Or The Goddess Of Memory ; To Aurora; To Themis; To The North Wind; To The West Wind; To The South Wind; To Ocean; To Vesta; To Sleep; To The Divinity Of Dreams; To Death; Endnotes

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"Orpheus is a figure from Greek mythology, king of the Thracian tribe Cicones, called by Pindar "the father of songs". His name does not occur in Homer or Hesiod, but he was known by the time of Ibycus (c.530 BC).

Orpheus was believed to be one of the chief poets and musicians of antiquity, and the inventor or perfector of the lyre. With his music and singing, he could charm wild beasts, coax the trees and rocks into dance and even divert the course of rivers. As one of the pioneers of civilization, he is said to have taught humanity the arts of medicine, writing and agriculture. Closely connected with religious life, Orpheus was an augur and seer; practised magical arts, especially astrology; founded or rendered accessible many important cults, such as those of Apollo and the Thracian god Dionysus; instituted mystic rites both public and private; and prescribed initiatory and purificatory rituals. In addition, Pindar describes Orpheus as the harpist and companion of Jason and the Argonauts."" (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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