Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 8

Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 8

HYMN VIII

To Indra, Brihaspati, Soma and Agni, for the destruction of sorcerers

This sacrifice shall bring the Yātudhānas as the flood brings
foam:
Here let the doer of this deed woman or man, acknowledge it.
This one hath come confessing all: do ye receive him
eagerly.
Master him thou, Brihaspati; Agni and Soma, pierce him
through.
O Soma-drinker, strike and bring the Yātudhāna’s progeny:
Make the confessing sinner’s eyes fall from his head, both right
and left.
As thou, O Agni Jātavedas, knowest the races of these secret
greedy beings,
So strengthened by the power of prayer, O Agni, crushing them
down a hundred times destroy them.