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It] demands singleness of meaning . . 40 The pantheon of gods in antique mythology, on the other hand, provides a counterbalance to such a literalism. It presents a polytheism: myriad gods and goddesses which afford a picture of infinite diversity and so reflect the irreducible polyvalence of psyche and world. This the Romantic poets understood, as we see from a comment in a letter of John Keats to his brother, George: A Man's life of any worth is a continual allegoryand very few eyes can see the Mystery of his lifea life like the scriptures, figurativewhich such people can no more make out than they can the hebrew Bible.

Page 55. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Pages 68, 79, 155, 179. Courtesy P. a. Pages 90, 134. M. Barrie, Peter Pan and Wendy. Pages 100, 146. M. Barrie. Page 105. From Timothy R. Roberts, Myths of the World: The Celts in Myth and Legend. Page 113. From Gerhard Adler, Studies in Analytical Psychology. Pages 162. From Bram Dijkstra, Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture. Page 7 Foreword Does fantasy lead to escape, or to the embracing of a new perspective?

40 The pantheon of gods in antique mythology, on the other hand, provides a counterbalance to such a literalism. It presents a polytheism: myriad gods and goddesses which afford a picture of infinite diversity and so reflect the irreducible polyvalence of psyche and world. This the Romantic poets understood, as we see from a comment in a letter of John Keats to his brother, George: A Man's life of any worth is a continual allegoryand very few eyes can see the Mystery of his lifea life like the scriptures, figurativewhich such people can no more make out than they can the hebrew Bible.

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