The spirit of Vedic worship is pervaded by a devout belief in the efficacy of invocation and sacrificial offering.
In the later Vedic period he is specially connected with the nocturnal heavens.
Macdonell, Vedic Mythology (Strassburg, 1897).
Or philosophic theology may penetrate to an abstract conception of deity, like the Babylonian 'iluth, or the Vedic devatva and asuratva; and some seer may have the courage and insight to formulate the principle that " the great asuratva of the devas is one " (R.
Ultimately in post-Vedic mythology he becomes the Hindu Neptune.