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Metals known to Aryans

Metals known to Aryans
The exact metal denoted by this word when used by itself, as always in the Rigveda, is uncertain The most probable accepted candidate for the use of word Ayas were either Copper or Bronze In Rigveda, Agni has been referred to as Ayodamstra which means “one that with teeth of Ayas”, the teeth refer to flames of Agni The Vajanseyi samhita notes that Gold was Hiranya, Iron was Syama (also Syama Ayas), Lead was sisa, Tin was Trapu, Lohita Ayas was Copper, because of its red color

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