Rigveda alludes a story where a falcon steals Soma from the heaven and gives it the Manu/Indra for sacrificial purpose. The Soma is guarded by fortification and it is protected by an archer name Krishanu. In the process of stealing, Krishanu hits the falcon by an arrow ensuing in loss of a feather of the falcon. However, the falcon succeeds in this task.
- Do we know from later texts who was Krishanu?
- Why did he attack Indra and Vishnu?
- Why did the falcon steal Soma from the heaven?