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


A charm to avert evil spirits of misfortune and to secure prosperity

1We drive away the Spotted Hag, Misfortune, and Malignity:
  All blessings to our children then! We chase Malignity
2Let Savitar, Mitra, Varuna, and Aryaman drive away Stinginess
   from both the hands and feet:
  May Favour, granting us her bounties, drive her off. The Gods
   created Favour for our happiness.
3Each fearful sign upon thy body, in thyself, each inauspicious
   mark seen in thy hair, thy face,
  All this we drive away and banish with our speech. May Savitar
   the God graciously further thee. p. a18
4Antelope-foot, and Bullock-tooth, Cow-terrifier, Vapour-form,
  The Licker, and the Spotted Hag, all these we drive away from

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