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In Hinduism, Atharvan is described as a legendary Vedic sage or rishi. He along with Angiras have authored (heard) the 'Atharvaveda'. He is also believed to have instituted the fire sacrifice or 'yagna' for the first time. He is also sometimes reckoned with the seven seers or 'Saptarishi'. His clan is known as 'Atharvanas'.
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