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


A prayer to Aditi for help and protection

1Aditi is sky, and air's mid-region, Aditi is the father, son, and
  Aditi all the Gods and the Five Nations, Aditi what is now and
   what is future.
2We call for help the Queen of Law and Order, great mother of
   all those whose ways are righteous,
  Far-spread, unwasting strong in her dominion, Aditi wisely lead-
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3Sinless may we ascend, for weal, the vessel, rowed with good
   oars, divine, that never leaketh,
  Earth, our strong guard, incomparable Heaven, Aditi wisely lead-
   ing, well protecting.
4Let us bring hither, in pursuit of riches, Aditi with our word,
   the mighty mother,
  Her in whose lap the spacious air is lying: may she afford us
   triply-guarding shelter!

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