What was the Indus Valley Civilization?
Indus Valley Civilization may be referred to as the bronze age of progress that took place between 3300 and 1300 BCE mainly in the North West part of India such as Pakistan and some parts of North West of Afghanistan. The civilization is among the three earliest along with Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. The event was termed as Valley civilization because it took part along the rivers and valleys because in these areas people had enough resources for food and wealth creation.
The civilization question has a great political importance since it involved different regions such as Europe, India, and Pakistan and they had varying political setups. The ancient stories have defined the way the current politics is carried out because the first areas to be civilized such as Europe have become stable compared to those that become civilized much later.
Who was Agni and how did worshippers appeal to him?
As per Hymn on Creation, Agni is defined as a Rigvedic deity of fire responsible for conveying sacrifices that people offered to their gods. People also believe that he was responsible for giving them the divine knowledge that could lead them to gods, and was considered important. Worshippers used praise to appeal to Agni, and they consider ghee sacrifices for him. Some of the praises for Agni are calling him holy and powerful.
Who says the Author knows the source of existence? How so?
In the Hymn of Creation, it is assumed that Agni knew where people originated from and this was helpful since people had to impress him to have better lives. In the hymn, it is clear that nothing initially existed, not even death nor the immortality. Furthermore, it is clear the author knew the source of existence because he argues that initially there was no life only waters and darkness until gods brought life (Biello). The Bible validates the creation story because it shows that God created life, thus meaning only someone close to him can know the origin of life and how things were before the creation.
Biello, David. "Creation of Life". Sci Am 302.6 (2010): 42-42.