THOU, Agni, even as Mitra, hast a princely glory of thine own.
Thou, active Vasu, makest fame increase like full prosperity.
To thee the Friendly Courser, seen of all, comes speeding through the air.
When, craving bliss, this race of man invites thee to the solemn rite.
He with the help of lofty Dyaus comes safe through straits of enmity.
Supports a house with many a branch, Agni, to live a hundred years.
For, Purifier! like the Sun thou beamest with thy radiant glow.
Gay like an elder in a fort, claiming protection like a son.
Thou art like wind; food, home art thou, like a young horse that runs astray.
Eatest, when hosts, Eternal One! of thee the Mighty rend the woods.
Lord of the people, prosper them. Accept the ofrering, Angiras!
Bring weal from heaven, that men may dwell securely. May we o'ercome the foe's malign oppressions, may we o'ercome them, through thy help o'ercome them.
Map with references to locations mentioned in the story