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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.
HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
It ran in the direction of Orphic and Bacchic Thrace to the north.
OPUSCULAROBERT GORDON LATHAM
Thus it is related of Bacchus in the Orphic hymns that he arrested the course of the sun and the moon.
BIBLE STUDIESJOSEPH M. WHEELER
Through his abstract Orphic dreams the words reached Paul's mind; and they were oddly familiar.
Add to this, that Homer and Hesiod, and the authors of the Orphic poetry, knew of no such duplicates.
He was represented in the Orphic Theology under the mixed symbol of a lion and serpent: and sometimes of a serpent only.

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