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Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Mythological, Para 10
Category: Religion   Creation   Mythology   
Topic: Venus the Origin of all Things
Source: Lucretius: De Natura Rerum   Orphic Hymn to Venus, trans. Good   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Limneology), Para 7
Category: Geology   Lakes   Folklore   Classical Mythology   
Topic: Lake of Circknickzerksey. [Its waters rush out of the ground and disappear as quickly, according to Laetius. Is this how the Argonauts travelled underground?]
Source: Laetius: Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis, xvii. 18   

Issue: 061, 24/12/28 p. 969
Heading: On the Falls of the Orinoco, at Atures and Maypures. (To be continued)
Category: Geography   South America   Science   Literature   Mythology   Geomorphology   Rivers   
Topic: [Translation from the German of Von Humboldt. Colon was convinced of the existence of the South American continent, from the huge volume of fresh water entering the sea at the mouth of the Orinoco. When he found it, Humboldt says, he thought he was approaching Eden, "the holy residence of primitive man". Humboldt describes his own journey to its source, praising and re-invoking the poetical language of Colon, which "shows anew that the creative phantasy of the poet expresses itself in the exploring navigator".]

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 14, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Alchemical, Para 16
Category: Philosophy   Alchemy   Comparative Mythology   
Topic: The Cup of Immortality. [Chinese story about a drink giving immortality likened to the preoccupations of the alchemists]
Source: De Guignes: Voyage a Peking   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 14, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Mythological, Para 11
Category: Classical Mythology   
Topic: Origin of the Demi-Gods of Antiquity. [Not all the gods were once human]
Source: Bott`s Answer to Warburton, 23   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 4
Category: Zoology   Invertebrata   Porifera   Literature   Mythology   
Topic: Structure of the Sponge. [The sponge is minutely described and found to resemble "the celebrated labyrinths of Crete" in its intricacy. The writer concludes it is correct to refer to it as the product of an animal]

Issue: 072, 11/03/29 p. 159, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Romantic, Para 5
Category: Rivers   Literature   Mythology   
Topic: The Chasm River. [Coleridge poem, meant to be read immediately after the paragraph "Picturesque" -- "Scene in the Blue Mountains", p.158-159]
Person: COLERIDGE   

Issue: 087, 24/06/29 p. 385-386
Heading: An After-Dinner Conversation
Category: Art   Religion   Social Anthropology   Classical Mythology   Science   
Topic: [Dialogue between a merchant and a medical student. The merchant finds art fanciful and idealized. The medical student, in an extended tract, expiates on the human need for the sublime or supernatural. At the end of his speech, the student finds the merchant has fallen asleep and missed it]
Issue: 092, 29/07/29 p. 473-474
Heading: Shades of the Dead. No. III.--Columbus
Category: Geography   Exploration   The Americas   Classical Mythology   Folklore   Christian Religion   
Topic: [Article, in a series on influential individuals in history. Columbus is perceived as the person most responsible for banishing the superstitions of the ancient world. However, he did not "resemble the idols of the nineteenth century". His enterprise was done more in the spirit of the reformation; technical or mechanical mastery of the material world was a means of realizing a vision, not an end in itself. Nor did Columbus relinquish religious faith]

Issue: 117, 23/01/30 p. 45, Section: Science
Heading: History and Geology mutually confirmatory, Para 4
Category: Christian Religion   Comparative Mythology   Geology   Geomorphology   Time   
Topic: [Cuvier has remarked on the traditions all over the world which speak of an ancient global catastrophe. According to geology, "the last great change on the earth`s surface", five to six thousand years ago, would correspond "with the period assigned to the Deluge" in ancient history]
Person: CUVIER   
Source: Cuvier: First Lecture on the Natural Sciences   
Institution: College de France, Paris   
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Issue: 121, 20/02/30 p. 99 -100
Heading: Pagan Mysteries
Category: Mythology   Religion   Christian Religion   Social Anthropology   Phrenology   
Title: Memoire sur le Culte de Mithra, son Origine, sa Nature, et ses Mysteres. Envoye en 1825 au Concours de l`Academie Royal des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres de Paris
Author: HAMMER, le Chevalier Joseph de   
Institution: Societe Asiatique de Paris   

Issue: 122, 27/02/30 p. 113-114
Heading: New Arabian Nights
Category: Mythology   Folklore   
Title: Contes Inedits des Mille et Une Nuits
Author: VON HAMMER   
Translator: TREBUTIEN, M. G. S.

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