At Eleusis, Demeter was venerated as the introducer of all the blessings which agriculture brings in its train - fixed dwelling-places, civil order, marriage and a peaceful life; hence her name Thesmophoros, " the bringer of law and order," and the festival Thesmophoria.
Mounds of bones marked his road, witnesses of devastations which other historians record in detail; Christian prisoners, from Germany, he found in the heart of "Tartary" (at Talas); the ceremony of passing between two fires he was compelled to observe, as a bringer of gifts to a dead khan, gifts which were of course treated by the Mongols as evidence of submission.
Lucifer), the morning star or bringer of light, the son of Astraeus (or Cephalus) and Eos, the two stars were early identified by the Greeks.
On numerous monuments she is represented as apeia, "the warlike," vuoicb6pos, " bringer of victory," holding an image of Nike (q.v.) in her outstretched hand (for other similar epithets see Roscher's Lexikon).
Do thou in me make peace, 0 light-bringer, mayest thou redeem my soul from this born-dead (existence)."
The bringer of good luck, and the conductor of men's souls down the dark ways of death.
We thus find Prometheus in the position of the fire-bringer, or fire-stealer, and so connected with a very wide cycle of similar mythical benefactors.
The fire-bringer in Brittany is the golden or fire-crested wren.
A bird is fire-bringer in an Andaman island tale, and a ghost in another myth of the same island.'
46, 2).6 In considering the whole question, one must beware of the 1 For these see Brough Smith with Howitt, Native Tribes of Southeast Australia, Aborigines of Victoria; Kuhn, on bird fire-bringer in Isle of Man, Die Herabkunft des Feuers, p. 109; Van Gennep, Mythes et legendes d'Australie.
For example, when a bird is spoken of as the fire-bringer we need not necessarily conclude that, in each case, the bird means lightning.