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 Lothian (Scotland).Lotus-eaters or Lotoph’agi, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lotus.
 
The Egyptians pictured God sitting on a lote-tree, above the watery mud. Jamblichus says the leaves and fruit of the lote-tree being round represent “the motion of intellect;” its towering up through mud symbolises the eminency of divine intellect over matter; and the Deity sitting on the lote-tree implies His intellectual sovereignty. (Myster. Egypt., sec. 7, cap. ii. p. 151.)   1
   Lotus. Mahomet says that a lote-tree stands in the seventh heaven, on the right hand of the throne of God.   2
   Dry’op of Œcha’lia was one day carrying her infant son, when she plucked a lotus flower for his amusement, and was instantaneously transformed into a lotus.   3
   Lotis, daughter of Neptune, fleeing from Pria’pus, was metamorphosed into a lotus.   4
 


 Lothian (Scotland).Lotus-eaters or Lotoph’agi, 

 
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