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Of all the rites which belonged to ancient polytheism, none were more furiously inveighed against by the zealous propagators of the Christian faith than the obscene ceremonies performed in the worship of Priapus, the god of procreation. A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus: Jon Wike added it Mar 04, Toadshade is currently reading it Aug 21, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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Richard Knight hoped to discover the meaning of the widespread practice of phallic worship in the ancient world, and what relationship this might have fiscourse the theology of the ancients.
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And then fall they to banquet and feast, to leape and daunce aboute it, as the Heathen people rhe at the dedication of their idolles, whereof this is a perfect patterne, or rather the thyng itself.
He commenced with no theories, but was content to follow the facts wherever they might lead.
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Struck with this conformity in ancient and modern superstition, I made a collection of both the ancient and modern Amulets of this sort, and placed them together in the British Museum, where they remain.
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