But of old Soma was drunk as mead was drunk by the Scandinavians, before and after battle.
The pressing-stones by means of which Soma is crushed typify thunderbolts.
He pictured the Soma cascading through his body, and the pain receded.
That was a pain Soma would not shield him from, the pain of failure.
In the Veda we are told that the suppliants "squeeze the soma with stones."
His enemies, we are told of Indra, he overcomes in the inspiration of the soma.
It is represented as the friend and companion of Soma, the god of Ambrosia.
The sun”, declared one of the poets, “has the nature of Agni, the moon of Soma.
Indra was the discoverer of the Soma plant and brought it from the mountains.
The priests drank Soma when they made offerings and lauded the gods.