Matarishvan brought the fire to earth, gave it to sage Bhrigu and teached him how to kindle the sacred fire with the Arani sticks.

Bhrigu passed the knowledge on to Angiras and Atharvan, two seers who worshiped fire as the manifestation of the Absolut.

Angiras and Atharvan are supposed to be the composers of the hymns of the Atharva Veda.