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Origin of the name NASATYA.
Etymology of the name NASATYA.
Meaning of the baby name NASATYA.


NASATYA.  In Zendic mythology, a set of twins, the fourth of the Darvands, possibly meaning "the savers."  The other five Darvands are: Akomano, Ander, Saurva, Taric, and Zaric.

... Many scholars follow Bergaigne in imagining all these miracles to be anthropomorphized forms of solar phenomena, the healing of the blind representing the bringing out of the sun from darkness, etc.  To us such interpretation often seems fatuous.  No less unconvincing is the claim that one of the Acvins represents the fire of heaven and the other the fire of the altar.  The Twins are called nāsatyā, the "savers" (or "not untrue ones");2 explained by some as meaning "gods with good noses."3
    2 Perhaps best with Brunnhofer, "the savers" from nas as in nasjan (AG. p. 99).
    3 La Religion Védique, ii. p. 434.  That näsatya means "with good noses" is an epic notion, nāsatyadasrāu sunasāu, Mbhā, i. 3, 58, and for this reason, if for no other (though idea is older), the etymology is probably false!  The epithet is also Iranian.  Twinned and especially paired gods are characteristic of the Rig Veda.  Thus Vama and Yami are twins; and of pairs Indra-Agni, Indra-Vayu, besides the older Mitra-Varuna, Heaven-Earth, are common. 
(The Religions of India, Hopkins, 1895).


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