Image from page 150 of “A child’s guide to mythology” (1908)
Title: A child’s guide to mythology
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Clarke, Helen Archibald, 1926
Publisher: New York : Baker & Taylor Company
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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ed as a perfectly natural event as it wouldbe in a savage myth. It was Juno, the goddess, whowilled that Xanthus should break eternal silenceand portentous speak. Achilles addresses his horses,and Xanthus answers: Xanthus and Balius! of Podarges strain,(Unless ye boast that heavenly race in vain)Be swift, be mindful of the load ye bearAnd learn to make your master more your care:Through falling squadrons bear my slaughtering sword,Nor, as ye left Patroclus, leave your lord.The generous Xanthus, as the words he said.Seemed sensible of woe, and droopd his head:Trembhng he stood before the golden wain,And bowd to dust the honors of his mane;When, strange to tell! (so Juno ^vaild) he brokeEternal silence, and portentous spoke: Achilles! yes! this day at least we bearThy rage in safety through the files of war:But come it will, the fatal time must come.Not ours the fault, but God decrees thy doom.Not through our crime, or slowness in the course,Tell thy Patroclus, but by heavenly force:140
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Zeus. From. Pompeii. Animals In Culture Myths The bright far-shooting god who gilds the day(Confessd we saw him) tore his arms away.No: could our swiftness oer the winds prevail,Or beat the j^inions of the western gale,All were in vain: the fates thy death demand,Due to a mortal and immortal hand.Then ceasd forever, by the Furies tied,This fateful voice. Th intrepid chief repliedWith unabated rage: So let it be!Portents and prodigies are lost on me. In Pegasus, the winged steed of the Nine Muses,we have what might be called the prize horse ofall mythology. The old Greek writer Hesiod sayshe was born near the springs of Ocean. And he,indeed, winging his flight away, left Earth, themother of flocks, and came to the immortals; in Joveshouse he dwells, bearing to counsellor Jove thunderand lightning. This looks very much as if he beganlife as a personification of a natural phenomenon,like the Hindoo Asvins and the Norse Sleipner. Buthe was destined to a more glorious career than anyof the
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