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The most ancient people wrote all their manuscripts and books by correspondences; the myths of the most ancient times are nothing else (Verbo 7, TCR 201). It is evident from these myths that people outside the Ancient Church also knew about representatives and significatives, a knowledge that spread to them from the Ancient Church (AC 4280). Writers outside the Ancient Church used a certain historical narrative style almost exclusively, and they wrote myths in this style to wrap up notions of right and wrong or ideas that have to do with what people feel and how they conduct their life (AC 9942).
The religious beliefs of many nations have been derived from the Ancient Word and carried elsewhere. For instance, beliefs from the land of Canaan and from various parts of Asia spread into Greece, and from there into Italy. However, since the Word was written by means of representatives, the things of religion among many of the nations were turned into idolatry, and in Greece they were transformed into myths. This is evident from the earliest Greek authors, including the myths collected together and described by Ovid in his Metamorphoses (Verbo 15, TCR 202, SS 117, Verbo 7). This happened because the most ancient Greeks employed images with spiritual meanings to depict the realities of heaven (AC 7729).
Ancient Word, Correspondences, Greece and Rome, Polytheism, Representatives, Significatives
Passages relating to Myths and the Ancient Churches:
AC 4280; AC 4876; AC 7729; AC 9942; CL 182; Coro 38; SE 192; SE 2614; SS 117; TCR 58; TCR 201; TCR 202; TCR 275; TCR 693; Verbo 7; Verbo 15; WHapp 1
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