They, under the lead of Vritra, were devastating the whole universe.
In Hindu myth this battle is fought between Indra and Vritra.
They split drought (Vritra) and bring rain, and cause earthquakes.
The Arians in Iran also are acquainted with the slaying of Vritra.
The Celestials, however, perceived that Vritra had been slain, and they rejoiced greatly and shouted the praises of Indra.
With that weapon will he of a hundred sacrifices slay Vritra.
Vritra, a three-headed monster in the form of a serpent, steals away the herd and hides it in his cave.
The extraordinary myth of the origin of Vritra, only found in the Brahmanas, indicates the wild imagination of an earlier period.
And moved by affection, the slayer of Vritra, consoling Arjuna, touched his beautiful face with his own perfumed hands.
It was impersonated as Ahi or Vritra, the snake demon which brings darkness and drives away the kindly rain.