Mitra and Varuna (Sanskrit: mitrā́váruṇā) are two deities (devas) frequently referred to in the ancient Indian scripture of the Rigveda.[1] They are both considered Ādityas, or deities connected with the Sun; and they are protectors of the righteous order of rita. Their connection is so close that they are frequently linked in the dvandva compound Mitra–Varuna.

Mitra-Varuna is also the title of a 1940 essay in comparative Indo-European mythology by Georges Dumézil.

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  1. ^ S.S Gupta (2013). A Study of Deities of Rig Veda. Abhinav Publications. p. 44.