isis unveiled: chapter IV (a testimony)

“It is in these ridiculously expressed fables that science will have to look for her “missing links.” Otherwise, whence such strange “coincidences” in the respective histories of nations and peoples so widely thrown apart?

 
Whence that identity of primitive conceptions which, fables and legends though they are termed now, contain in them nevertheless the kernel of historical facts, of a truth thickly overgrown with the husks of popular embellishment, but still truth?

 
Compare only this verse of Genesis vi.: “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose….There were giants in the earth in those days”, etc., with this part of the Hindu cosmogony, in the Vedas, which speaks of the descent of the Brahmans.

 
The first Brahman complains of being alone among all his brethren without a wife. Notwithstanding that the Eternal advises him to devote his days solely to the study of the Sacred Knowledge (Veda), the first born of mankind insists.

 
Provoked at such ingratitude, the eternal gave Brahman a wife of the race of the Daints, or giants, from whom all the Brahmans maternally descend.

 
Thus the entire Hindu priesthood is descended, on the one hand, from the superior spirits (the sons of God), and from Daintany, a daughter of the earthly giants, the primitive men. “And they bare children to them; the same became mighty men which were of old; men of renown.”  The same is found in the Scandinavian cosmogonical fragment.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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