The Rig Veda - Book 2, Indra, Agni & Soma : Chapter 2, More Agni & Soma Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Indra, Agni & Soma : Chapter 2, More Agni & Soma Summary

Once again, this is a case where the delineations supplied in the table of contents does not entirely align with the summary's divisions. The text moves from descriptions of the 'horse sacrifice' into further discourse on the newly named god Agni. Indra was identified with the Sun and with the creation of the universe. Agni, readers learn within the first few hymns of this section is different, at least at this point.

Some of the writings are referred to as prayers. In these cases, the beings are 'called upon' or spoken to as though sentient. Bear in mind that this means, irrespective of whether or not they are: this is done either from the assumption that they are, or in case they are or because it helps the human...

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