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Page 137 - The Earth is the mother, and I am the son of the Earth ; Parjanya is the Father."5 From Herodotus, iv. 59, we learn that the Scythians made the Earth the wife of Zeus. So also at the present day the Russian Slavs worship Parun, the great god, the husband of mother Earth.
Page 153 - Suidas adds that the statue of Sarapis bore on its head a measuring vessel, and in the hand a cubit, or measuring rod for fathoming the depth [of the Nile].18 Diodorus calls him the Egyptian Pluto. Porphyry couples Serapis with Hekate. No derivation has yet been found for the name, but it seems not impossible that the name may be identical with ij^q Sarava, one of the titles of the Indian Siva (? Sarvva-pa = Lord of all). ) Perhaps Sarapis may represent
Page 156 - Jelalabad, and two copper pieces were found in Ventura's Manikyala Stupa. These three are all of the standing type. I have obtained only three specimens of the sitting type during my long career. On the gold coin the legend is simply BOAAO = Buddha. On the copper coins the legend is longer, and is rather difficult to read, as the latter part is reversed in boustrophedon order. Beginning at the upper left hand I read CAKAMA, continued from the lower right in reverse order, NOBOYAO For this reading...
Page 152 - Indian god with three beads and four arms. With one hand he grasps a club, which rests on the ground ; the second hand holds a trident ; the third a thunderbolt ; and the fourth a water- vessel. (Huvishka.) A second representation of Oksho, also with three heads and four arms, shows him as a naked mendicant with trident, damara or drum, chnkra or wheel, and deer.
Page 4 - Greeks during the latter part of the fifth, and the first half of the fourth century BC In the ' Hellenica ' he attempts a contemporary history of his country, which has been rather severely criticised ; and his ' Life of Agesilaus,' King of Sparta, is considered deficient in talent for personal description.
Page 143 - ... te nubila caeli adventumque tuum, tibi suavis daedala tellus summittit flores, tibi rident aequora ponti placatumque nitet diffuse lumine caelum.
Page 318 - As I cannot get at DD for the want of cash, neither can I get at MA for the want of learning; therefore I am compelled to fly for refuge to SS by which I mean Sinner Saved.
Page 96 - M is a very rare large head [or bust, not showing the arms or hands] of the King, covered with a round jewelled helmet with spreading crest, and the ends of the diadem hanging down behind. A large ornamental ear-ring is in the ear, and flames spring from the shoulders. The legend [of all varieties], in badly [or peculiarly] formed Greek letters, [is] PAONANO PAO OOHPKI KOPANO, Shaonano shao Hweshki Koehano, " The King of Kings, Huvishka the Kushan.
Page 127 - The figure, with a rayed halo round the head, faces the left, with the right hand extended as if pointing to some object, and the left hand resting on the hip. 2. HIIRO. This figure is an exact copy of Helios. On the coins of Huvishka the name is often spelt MICRO, and on a single specimen I. find MIURO ; but I have not seen any coin with Mithra. On these coins the titles are given in the native form of 8haonan-*hao, with the tribal name of Koshano added.