Surely the gods of chance have favored my brilliance!
The gods couldn't have molded a more perfect woman.
Gods, what'd you do to her?
My gods, what happened to you?
In my fancy the pagan gods and goddesses still walked on earth and talked face to face with men, and in my heart I secretly built shrines to those I loved best.
Without a touch of remorse you drive the father from his land, clasping to his bosom his household gods and his half-naked children.
He was there to represent spectatordom, and help make this seemingly insignificant event one with the removal of the gods of Troy.
For the most part I escaped wonderfully from these dangers, either by proceeding at once boldly and without deliberation to the goal, as is recommended to those who run the gauntlet, or by keeping my thoughts on high things, like Orpheus, who, "loudly singing the praises of the gods to his lyre, drowned the voices of the Sirens, and kept out of danger."
In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagvat-Geeta, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial; and I doubt if that philosophy is not to be referred to a previous state of existence, so remote is its sublimity from our conceptions.
"Gods, Darkyn," he muttered, astonished.
Gods. I'll add your name to the list of enemies.
In the ancient world, man wanted guidance from the gods on what he should do.
Plus, we have powers formerly attributed to the ancient gods; we can fly, talk to people in other places, and see what is happening elsewhere.
When the final work included extensive praise for the twin gods Castor and Pollux, Scopas complained.
The gods must be proud, thought I, with such forked flashes to rout a poor unarmed fisherman.
The French are our Gods: Paris is our Kingdom of Heaven.
"Gods. Let's get through this before we talk kids," he said gruffly.
You're weak and foolish and Gods, if I could find a magic pill that'd knock some sense into you --
Jackson began to recount the whole story and with all the "Oh my Gods!" and "You're kiddings!"
Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart-throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses.
But somehow, I should prefer to see the originals in the place where Genius meant them to remain, not only as a hymn of praise to the gods, but also as a monument of the glory of Greece.
"Gods. What now?" he snapped.