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At a place where fire springs from the earth in Lemnos, on the small mountain of
Mosychlos, Hephaistos's companions were certain Kabeiroi called the Karkinoi, “
the Crabs”. He himself was thought to be the god of subterranean fire.
Hermes meanwhile gathered wood and set about lighting a fire. Of laurel he
made a tinder easy to handle. The warmth ex» panded to a confiagration.
Hermes was the first to light a fire. In a pit arose a great blaze of dry wood. The
flames shot ...
He never forgot the treachery, and withheld from men, the progeny of the ash»
trees, the gift of fire. He hid it away—or so the later repetition of the same tale7“
goes on to explain. The great son of Iapetos stole it back from Zeus and brought it
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67. The Gods of the Greeks by Karl Kerényi translation: from German by Norman Cameron published: 1951 format: 286 page paperback (1994 reprint of 1979 edition) Read full review
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~ Kerenyi has often been tarred with a Jungian brush, but in this early and independent work, he admirably displays his intimate knowledge of the language, art and traditions of the Greek peoples. He ... Read full review
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