This glossary allows one to see sacred books and stories in their historical context and does not claim to be an encyclopedic entry.
ATHARVA VEDA:The texts grouped under the name of “Atharva Veda” belong to the four Vedas. They are often called the fourth Veda because they are quite controversial by Hindus, even rejected by the Jains and Buddhists. These texts speak of poisons, “medicine”, according to a different approach from that of Ayurvedic medicine and look more like magic. […]