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But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.

William Robertson Smith

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Author Profession: Scientist
Nationality: Scottish Quotes
Born: November 8, 1846
Died: March 31, 1894

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