a yat samudrad abhi variate vam), and finally (in stanza 6) that the Asvins
obtained Surya on a trip during which their horses were bathed in the water:
He equates the Tokharians with the Yuezhi, and the Wusun with the Asvins
, as if these are established facts, and refers to his arguments in appendix B.
In the Veda, madhu is specifically associated with the Asvins
109) In the Brhaddevata VII 6cd (similar Mahabharata XII 201,17ab) we find a tradition that Nasatya and Dasra (110) are known as the two Asvins
Wilkins 1998: 23 y ss): (a) dioses del fuego (Agni), (b) dioses de la luz (Surya, junto con Pusan, Mitra-Varuna, los Asvins
y Usas), y (c) dioses de la tormenta (Indra, junto con Indrani, Parjanya, Vayu y los Maruts).
One relates the story of how the mare Vispata lost a foot in battle, and the Asvins
(the name of the divine twins in the Rig Veda) appeared and replaced the stricken limb with an iron foot.
From Daksa, the two divine physicians, the Asvins
, got the teachings in their entirety, and finally the Asvins
transmitted the full teachings as taught by Brahma to Indra.
Among his allies are the Rudras (or Maruts), who ride the clouds and direct storms; the Asvins
, twin horsemen; and Vishnu, who later evolved into one of the three principal gods of Hinduism.
The connection between the Dioscuri and the Asvins
is emphasised by Burkert, op.
RV 1, 117, 5 compares Vandana, who was apparently dead but became reanimated by the Asvins
, with the sun lying in darkness (i.
7) to a woman named Vadhrimati, "Steer's Wife," to whom the Asvins
gave a son.
This follows Indra's telling Sunahsepa to praise the two Asvins
, who tell him to praise the Dawn.