The student of the Greek and Latin classics has had his attention too frequently confined to dry details concerning the genealogies of the gods or the myths which relate their adventures and exploits—presenting the moral character of the divinities in a light in which little, to say the least, can be found for unqualified commendation ; while the Germanic and Celtic nations have failed to receive any adequate hearing. "While the author in this work does not neglect mythology, he endeavors to awaken a more lively interest in the religions of t