chapter  VIII
The Bridges and the Boat
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From the above it is clear that in the Hung ceremony considerable import­ ance is attached to the elements, wherein it conforms with the majority of Mystery Rites. Are we then entitled to consider that the Bridges are con­ nected with the elements? It can be argued that each connects earth with earth and spans air, and so if under one bridge there is fire and under another water, two bridges would between them cover the four elements. It is an attractive thesis and a good deal of support to this view is given by some of the stories we have been considering.