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  • Unlike Indra, Varuna has no myths related of him.
  • One of these myths is the famous story of Ishtar's descent to Irkalla or Aralu, as the lower world was called, and her reception by her sister who presides over it; the other is the story of Nergal's offence against Ereshkigal, his banishment to the kingdom controlled by the goddess and the reconciliation between Nergal and Ereshkigal through the latter's offer to have Nergal share the honours of the rule over Irkalla.
  • 2, 11.12, 13) writes of Pindar; though the reference is to myths, yet the phrase is significant.
  • Herbert Spencer) hold that most gods are deified men, and most myths historical traditions which have been grotesquely distorted.
  • But Eastern tradition, so tenacious of the old myths of primitive man, has a short memory for actual history, and five centuries later Alexander was only remembered in Iran as the accursed destroyer of the sacred books, whose wisdom he had at the same time pilfered by causing translations to be made into "Roman."
 

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