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Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, [1895], at


Homage to death

1Worship to weapons of the Gods! worship to weapons of the
  Then worship to the people's arms! worship, O Death, be paid
   to thee!
2Let worship be to thy defence and to thine accusation paid.
  Death! be this worship paid to thy good-will and thy malevo-
3Worship to thy physicians, to thy sorcerers be worship paid!
  Death! let this reverence be done unto thy Brāhmans and thy

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