ahi Sanskrit for "serpent, dragon" Müller, Lectures, 423 ff. is the source of this information for Bely.

Siegfried Hero of the German Nibelungenlied and of Wagner's Ring cycle.

hard "r" Russian has several consonant pairs in which one is unpalatalized "hard" and the other is palatalized "soft."

Prometheus' fire According to Greek legends Prometheus brings or returns fire to humanity by stealing sparks from the sun's wheels or Haphaestus' forge. Some legends say he created the first humans out of clay. He is a cousin of Zeus, son of Iapetus and Asia.