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


A blessing on cattle

1Vayu collected these: to find their sustenance be Tvashtar's
  May Indra bless and comfort them, and Rudra look that they
2Take thou the iron axe and make a pair by marks upon their
  This sign the Asvins have impressed: let these increase and
3Even as Gods and Asuras, even as mortal men have done,
  Do ye, that these may multiply in thousands, Asvins! make the

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