from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given by Richthofen to a series of rocks occupying large areas in China, and containing numerous fossils of the primordial fauna of Barrande, especially those trilobites and brachiopods which are characteristic of the lowest known fossiliferous rocks. See Silurian.


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  • The interpretation of these symbols is necessarily speculative; but the idea of a Great Goddess, who is the source of life, and to whom all return at death, is known in other later religions, for example, in Crete and the Greek Eleu - sinian Mysteries.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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