Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
1Prajapati and Parameshthin are the two horns, Indra is the
head, Agni the forehead, Yama the joint of the neck.
2King Soma is the brain, Sky is the upper jaw, Earth is the
3Lightning is the tongue, the Maruts are the teeth, Revati is the
neck, the Krittikās are the shoulders, the Gharma s the
4His universe is Vāyu, Svarga is his world, Krishpadram is the
tendons and Vertebrae. p. a378
5The Syena ceremony is the breast, Air is the region of the belly,.
Brihaspati is the hump, Brihatī the breast-bone and cartilages
of the ribs.
6The consorts of the Gods are the ribs, the attendants are ribs.
7Mitra and Varuna are the shoulder-blades. Tvashtar and Arya-
man the fore-arms, Mahādeva is the arms.
8Indrāni is the hinder parts, Vāyu the tail, Pavamāna the hair.
9Priestly rank and princely power are the hips, and strength is.
10Dhātar and Savitar are the two knee-bones, the Gandharvas are
the legs the Apsarases are bits of the feet, Aditi is the hooves.
11Thought is the heart, intelligence is the liver, law the pericar-
12Hunger is the belly, refreshing drink is the rectum, mountains.
are the inward parts.
13Wrath is the kidneys, anger the testes, offspring the generative
14The river is the womb, the Lords of the Rain are the breasts,.
the thunder is the udder.
15The All-embracing (Aditi) is the hide, the herbs are her hair,.
and the Lunar Mansions her form.
16The hosts of Gods are her entrails, man are her bowels, and
demons her abdomen.
17Rākshasas are the blood, the Other Folk are the contents of the
18The rain-cloud is her fat, her resting-place her marrow.
19Sitting he is Agni, when he hath stood up he is the Asvins.
20Standing east-wards he is Indra, standing southwards, Yama.
21Standing westwards he is Dhātar, standing northwards Savitar.
22When he hath got his grass he is King Soma.
23He is Mitra when he looks about him, and when he hath turned
round he is joy.
24When he is yoking he belongs to the All-Gods, when yoked he
is Prajāpati, when unyoked he is All.
25This verily is omniform, wearing all forms, bovine-formed.
26Upon him wait omniform beasts, wearing every shape, each one
who hath this knowledge.