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According to Hindu mythology, the Angiris (or Angiras) are a group of celestial beings who are descendants of the Fire God Agni and the Goddess Agneya, and responsible for watching over humans performing Yagna (sacrifices) and protecting the sacrificial fires 
- Turner, Patricia; Charles Russell Coulter (2001). Dictionary of ancient deities. Oxford University Press US. ISBN 0-19-514504-6.
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