Atlantis. The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly

By Ignatius Donnelly

This 1882 vintage deals an erudite combination of proof from geologic, oceanographic, and anthropologic experiences and is still a charming paintings of and exuberance and creative inspiration. 128 illus. creation by means of E. F. Bleiler.

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And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. CHAPTER II. THE DELUGE OF THE BIBLE 30 Atlantis: The Antideluvian World "And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly it) the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

It would appear impossible that a maritime people could be totally destroyed; doubtless many were on shipboard in the harbors, and others going and coming on distant voyages. "The invasion of the East," says Baldwin ('Prehistoric Nations,' p. 396), "to which the story of Atlantis refers, seems to have given rise to the Panathenæ, the oldest, greatest, and most splendid festivals in honor of Athena celebrated in Attica. These festivals are said to have been established by Erichthonis in the most ancient times remembered by the historical traditions of Athens.

In order that the lake should not overflow. " We also find a vestige of the same tradition in the Scandinavian Ealda. Here the story is combined with a cosmogonic myth. The three sons of Borr−−Othin, Wili, and We−−grandsons of Buri, the first man, slay Ymir, the father of the Hrimthursar, or ice giants, and his body serves them for the construction of the world. Blood flows from his wounds in such abundance that all the race of giants is drowned in it except Bergelmir, who saves himself, with his wife, in a boat, and reproduces the race.

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