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[[wikipedia:Agni|Agni]] is a Hindu and Vedic deity. The word ''agni'' is Sanskrit for "fire" (noun), cognate with Latin ''ignis'' (the root of English "ignite"), Russian ''ogon'' (pronounced ''agon'': "fire"), and ''ogni'' (pronounced ''agni'': "fires"). Agni has three forms: fire, lightning and the sun.
 
[[wikipedia:Agni|Agni]] is a Hindu and Vedic deity. The word ''agni'' is Sanskrit for "fire" (noun), cognate with Latin ''ignis'' (the root of English "ignite"), Russian ''ogon'' (pronounced ''agon'': "fire"), and ''ogni'' (pronounced ''agni'': "fires"). Agni has three forms: fire, lightning and the sun.
   
[[File:Moloch - 01.gif|thumb|130px|<p style="text-align: center;">18th Century depiction of the Moloch idol.<br />''Die Alten Jüdischen Heiligthümer'' (1711, 1738)</p>]]
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[[File:Moloch - 01.gif|thumb|130px|<p style="text-align: center;">18th Century depiction of the Moloch idol<br />''Die Alten Jüdischen Heiligthümer'' (1711, 1738)</p>]]
   
 
Agni is one of the most important of the Vedic gods. He is the god of fire and the acceptor of sacrifices. The sacrifices made to Agni go to the deities because Agni is a messenger from and to the other gods. He is ever-young, because the fire is re-lit every day, yet he's also immortal.
 
Agni is one of the most important of the Vedic gods. He is the god of fire and the acceptor of sacrifices. The sacrifices made to Agni go to the deities because Agni is a messenger from and to the other gods. He is ever-young, because the fire is re-lit every day, yet he's also immortal.
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