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adjective as in entrancing

adjective as in mystical

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It will now be profitable if we examine the story of Sanchoniathon and the statements of the Orphic Hymns.

We may suppose that the Orphic poems were collected, edited and probably interpolated, in this dark hour of Greece.

On the whole, however, our Orphic authorities can never be quoted with much satisfaction.

The authors of the Orphic cosmogony appear to have begun with some remarks on Time ((Greek text omitted)).

And the whole account is symbolical, we think, consciously symbolical; it has an Orphic tinge, hinting of mystic rites.


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