The Rig-Veda is a very old collection of 1017 short poems, chiefly addressed to the gods, and containing 10,580 verses.
I give but one specimen, the 129th hymn of the tenth book of the Rig-Veda.
The Deluge is not mentioned in the sacred writings of the Zoroastrians, nor in the hymns of the Rig-Veda.
See preface to the fourth volume of my edition of the Rig-Veda.
If therefore there must be a name for the religion of the Rig-Veda, polytheism would seem at first sight the most appropriate.
In the Rig-Veda he appears both as god and (as it seems) as man.
In some of the hymns of the Rig-Veda we can still watch an earlier phase.
Preface to the fourth volume of my edition of the Rig-Veda, p. li.
Its most simple and ancient form is found in the atapatha Brhmana of the Rig-Veda.
Madhuvridh is likewise a word which does not occur again in the Rig-Veda.