Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 4

Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 4

HYMN IV
To the waters, for the prosperity of cattle

1 Along their paths the Mothers go, sisters of priestly
ministrants,
Blending their water with the mead.

2 May yonder Waters near the Sun, or those wherewith the Sun is
joined,
Send forth this sacrifice of ours.

3 I call the Waters, Goddesses, hitherward where our cattle
drink:
The streams must share the sacrifice.

4 Amrit is in the Waters, in the Waters balm.
Yea, through our praises of the Floods, O horses, be ye fleet and
strong, and, O ye kine, be full of strength.