Hindu Mythology. the god of fire, one of the three chief divinities of the Vedas.
Historical Examples

They often refer to the daily generation of Agni by friction from the two fire-sticks.
A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell

Chermosh is away off to the side from Agni and Imhotep in either case.
Space Viking Henry Beam Piper

And the happy pair beholding Agni and the other gods mentally sought their protection.
Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

The god Agni, Brahmans and the goat were born from the mouth of Prajapati.
Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 Andrew Lang

Agni, inflamed at the sacrifice, the purifier who should be mAgnified, whose hair is flame—him we approach with prayers.
Sacred Books of the East Various

Agni, thou art the giver of life, and receiver of oblations.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

At the same time Agni was a great consumer of Soma; when it was poured on the altar, the fire god leapt up joyfully.
Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie

Indra and Agni won the race and were therefore awarded the cake.
Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie

Indra and Agni are frequently so treated; so are Varuna and Mitra.
History of Religion Allan Menzies

The reference to the Bhrigus, to whom Agni is carried, is of special interest.
Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie

(Hinduism) the god of fire, one of the three chief deities of the Vedas


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