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The Rig Veda: An Anthology : One Hundred and Eight Hymns, Selected ...
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CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS OF VEDIC MYTHOLOGY
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abode according Aditi Adityas Agni and Soma Agni or Soma Agvins allusion already amongst ancient Angirases Apam Napat appears Asura Asvins attributed Bhrgus birth Brahmanaspati Brhaspati bull called causes celestial fire celestial phenomena celestial sacrifice celestial Soma chariot cited compared concealed conception contrast cows Dasyu Dawn deity demon denote divine doubt earth elements enemies epithet especially expression father female ghee gods Grassmann heaven horse hymn ibid idea identical identified immortal Indra interpretation invoked Kutsa latter lightning male Manu Maruts Matarisvan matter of fact meaning mentioned metaphor milk mother myth mythical mythological Namuci nature observe offering origin Parjanya passages pitrs plural poet prayer priests quoted races rain rain-cloud Rbhus regarded represented rivers Rsis Rudra Savitr sense seven shining terrestrial Soma texts thou three worlds thunderbolt tion Tvastr Varuna Vasistha Vedic mythology Vedic religion verse Visnu Vivasvat Vrtra word Yama yoked