beef eating in RV 8.43.11

B. Reusch reusch at
Fri Feb 14 06:02:45 UTC 1997

At 2:56 +0000 2/14/97, George Thompson wrote:
>There are three problems with saying this:


>So, I take the passage to be a little ambiguous [i.e., metaphorical],

The same RV 8.43 says at 3 that Agni chews on, devours forests:
		*vanAni bapsati*
At 8.43.7 Agni's diet is said to consist of herbs and trees:
		*dhAsIm ... oSadhIr bapsat ... tarunIH*
At 8.43.22 Agni is offered ghee.


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