Of the five Original Beings, he only knew where one was.
Some of the wooden beings fell flat upon the ground, where they quivered and trembled in every limb; but most of them managed to wheel and escape again to a distance.
As members of the oldest beings in the universe, the Watchers saw all.
He'd never understood the Watchers or any of the otherworldly beings Damian or Jule had known pre-Schism.
You'd been protected by other immortal beings called the Watchers until it was time for your fate to unravel.
If you let anything happen to her, I swear to the Original Beings I'll haunt you from the grave for the rest of your life!
The oldest beings in the universe, the Watchers were supposed to observe and were forbidden from interfering in human affairs.
The two types of beings had last brought their war to the mortal realm during the time of the Schism, when they'd almost destroyed the universe.
The Original Beings are locked up.
The number of beings capable of killing one was less than five, and the last thing they needed was an Original Being showing up to complicate matters.
I ran into the Original Vamp already and am under the impression all the Original Beings are free.
She'd taken power from the Other, from the dead, from the Guardians, and even from the Original Beings, who fed her power in hopes of short-circuiting her.
The Original Beings will handle her.
They were some of the most ancient beings in the universe, those whose first war drove immortals out of their world and created the mortal world.
Damian didn't trust the beings that saw all, knew all, and yet spoke in riddles—if they chose to speak at all.
If the Watchers were once again bringing their battle to earth, it meant the Original Beings imprisoned by the Schism were stirring up old divisions again.
He was too young to know much about those beings or much about the Watchers.
To do so would release the Original Beings, and then things would really be bad.
Didn't think you Watchers liked us lesser beings contacting you.
He understood that the Black God can never truly kill the White God for fear of unleashing the Original Beings, who would crush him.
The whole of Damian's history, his forefathers', all the way to the Beginning, when spirits milled without purpose before the Original Beings shaped the universe into something much greater.
Her eyes stayed on the creature, which joined several more tattooed beings in the hall before they all struck out in different directions.
—but to us lesser beings, family means something!
Furious, she threw them and turned to find two of the beings kneeling by the grass, touching them.
One of five Original Beings, he'd landed on earth when the Originals escaped from their immortal exile.
What took two gods and two Original Beings to do in Ireland, Darian had done on his own.
The Original Beings made no such law when they split the two worlds.
It would take the magic of the Original Beings and Gods to do it.
There are only five of us Original Beings meant to exist.
Xander refused to say more, aware there was no benefit in opening old wounds, especially the kind that had driven the five Original beings a part – thereby leaving them vulnerable to the Watchers and Others – before the Schism.
"I was the first vamp, one of five Original Beings, born of parents who were not vamps," he started.
- Sacrifices, especially of human beings, are offered immediately after a death or at a longer interval.
It has been held that animal sacrifice is the primitive form and that the decay of totemism or lack of domestic animals has brought about the substitution of a human victim; but it has also been urged that in many cases animal victims are treated like human beings and must consequently have replaced them, that human beings are smeared with the blood of sacrifice, and must therefore have themselves been sacrificed before a milder regime allowed an animal to replace them.
(a) According to the view put forward by Dr Tylor, the sacrifice is originally a gift, offered to supernatural beings by man for the purpose of securing their favour or minimizing their hostility.
- Of course to address and entreat a fellow-being is a faculty as old as that of speech, and, as soon as it occurred to man to treat sacred powers as fellow-beings, assuredly there was a beginning of prayer.
The first requisites of all human beings are food and protection, in their search for which men are brought into intimate relations with the forms and productions of the earth's surface.
Buffon remarked that the same temperature might have been expected, all other circumstances being equal, to produce the same beings in different parts of the globe, both in the animal and vegetable kingdoms. Yet lawns in the United States are destitute of the common English daisy, the wild hyacinth of the woods of the United Kingdom is absent from Germany, and the foxglove from Switzerland.
Even the worship of angels, not only as mediators of revelation and visions, but also as cosmical beings, is a wellknown fact in late Judaism (Apoc. Bar.
The accurate investigation of the lowest forms of animal life, commenced by Leeuwenhoek and Swammerdam, and continued by the remarkable labours of Reaumur, Abraham Trembley, Bonnet, and a host of other observers in the latter part of the 17th and the first half of the 18th centuries, drew the attention of biologists to the gradation in the complexity of organization which is presented by living beings, and culminated in the doctrine of the echelle des titres, so powerfully and clearly stated by Bonnet, and, before him, adumbrated by Locke and by Leibnitz.
Thus he does not account for the fact that organic beings - which have always existed as preformations (in the case of animals as animaux spermatiques) - come to be developed under given conditions.
In his Ideen zur Philosophic der Geschichte, Herder adopts Leibnitz's idea of a graduated scale of beings, at the same time conceiving of the lower stages as the conditions, of the higher.
4 Kant held it probable that other planets besides our earth are inhabited, and that their inhabitants form a scale of beings, their perfection increasing with the distance of the planet which they inhabit from the sun.