HYMN LVI. Devas.

NOT men of magic skill, not men of wisdom impair the Devas’ first steadfast ordinances.

Ne’e. May the Earth and Heaven which know not malice, nor the fixed hills, be bowed by sage devices.

One, moving not away, supports six burthens: the Cows proceed to him the true, the Highest. Near stand three Mighty Ones who travel swiftly: two are concealed from sight, one is apparent.

The Bull who wears all shapes, the triple-breasted, three-uddered, with a brood in many places, Ruleth majestic with his triple aspect, the Bull, the Everlasting Ones' impregner.

When nigh them, as their tracer he observed them: he called aloud the dear name of Ādityas. The Goddesses, the Waters, stayed to meet him: they who were wandering separate enclosed him.

Streams! the wise Devas have thrice three habitations. Child of three Mothers, he is Lord in synods. Three are the holy Ladies of the Waters, thrice here from Heaven supreme in our assembly.

Do thou, O Indra, from Heaven thrice hither, three times a day, send down thy blessings daily. Send us, O Bhaga, triple wealth and treasure; cause the two worlds to prosper us, Preserver!

Indra thrice from Heaven pours down abundance, and the fair-handed Kings Indra, Mitra; And spacious Heaven and Earth, yea, and the Waters, solicit wealth that Indr. May send us.

Three are the bright realms, best, beyond attainment, and three, the Devas's Heroes, rule as Sovrans, Holy and vigorous, never to be injured. Thric. May the Devas from Heaven attend our synod.