The Atharva-Veda, on the other hand, contains some passages showing that its composers were acquainted with the ocean.
In certain cases, however, the Atharva-Veda is stated to be useful.
The Atharva-Veda also supplies charms against sprains, worms, and other evils.
In the Atharva-Veda Kama does not mean sexual desire, but rather the yearning after the good of all created things.
It appears, however, to be older than the rest of the treatises which form the fourth class of the Upanishads of the Atharva-Veda.
The fourth collection, the Atharva-Veda, attained to this position only after a long struggle.
In its main contents the Atharva-Veda is more superstitious than the Rigveda.
The Atharva-Veda adds that he set down a stone on the ground, asking the bride to step upon it for the obtainment of offspring.
The main motive of this portion is the glorification of the Atharva-Veda and of the fourth or brahman priest.
There are besides two other names of the Atharva-Veda, the use of which is practically limited to the ritual texts of this Veda.