God of the Week: Tages

07/25/2011: Tages

Tages was an ancient Etruscan demi-god, a son of Jove who sprang from the soil in a freshly tilled feild. He was depicted as a child, though he was wise with revealed wisdom. His teachings were collected, though there were all destroyed in the Christian book burnings of the 1st Milleneum.

“A myth attributed the origin of the Etruscan religious system to a child named Tages, who took human form from a clod thrown up by a plough and in song delivered his holy message to a wondering throng.”

Mythology of All Races, Vol 1 Greek and Roman, Herbert Louis Grey editor

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