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Story, tale, soul, immortality, resurrection, transformation, a life after death.

Description of this motif: Myths and stories about the immortality of the soul and its rising or transforming into an existence after death.

Example :

The great Goethe concluded his Faust with the words, "It may be continued"; and thus will I conclude our walk in the churchyard.

Comment on this quote: Goethe let Faust avoid hell, in which he goes in older stories, and rise to the heavenly, drawn and received as an answer to his striving.
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