Sentence Examples with the word human being

Like Persephone when carried to Hades, or WainamoInen in the Hades of the Finns (Manala), a living human being must not eat in fairyland; if he does, he dwells there for ever.

From an analogy instituted between the healthy human being and gold, the most perfect of the metals, silver, mercury, copper, iron, lead and tin, were regarded in the light of lepers that required to be healed.

She does not, it would seem, prove the existence of spirit without matter, or of innate ideas, or of immortality, or anything else that any other human being does not prove.

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It is baptized and feted and mourned for like a human being at its death.

The animal guardian reappears in the nagual of Central America (see article Totemism), the yunbeai of some Australian tribes, the manitou of the Red Indian and the bush soul of some West African tribes; among the latter the link between animal and human being is said to be established by the ceremony of the blood bond.

The assignment of genii to buildings and gates is connected with an important class of sacrifices; in order to provide a tutelary spirit, or to appease chthonic deities, it was often the custom to sacrifice a human being or an animal at the foundation of a building; sometimes we find a similar guardian provided for the frontier of a country or of a tribe.

All that she is, all that she has done, can be explained directly, except such things in every human being as never can be explained.

How a merely human being could appreciate the nature of or display divine goodness - and the epistemological problem of explaining how finite mind can cognize the infinite.

He grows to be four feet long, as big as a small boy, perhaps without any human being getting a glimpse of him.

They played with the lambs in the field and saw no human being but the shepherd.