Does the two deities ever interact or ever mentioned together anywhere in Rigveda?

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They don't interact (like Vishnu interacts with Indra in a subordinate role). But they are mentioned together occasionally:

One verse says:

“asya devasya mīḷhuṣo vayā viṣṇoreṣasya prabhṛthe havirbhiḥ | vide hi rudro rudriyaṃ mahitvaṃ yāsiṣṭaṃ vartiraśvināvirāvat |” (Rig Veda 7.40.5)

“With offerings I propitiate the branches of this swift-moving God, the bounteous Viṣṇu. Hence Rudra gained his Rudra-strength“.

Modern translations like Brererton and Jamison convey an almost opposite sense from older translations like Griffith's:

There is propitiation for this god who grants rewards [=Rudra], at the ritual offering to quick Viṣṇu, with oblations,for Rudra knows his own Rudrian might. A śvins, drive your circuit of refreshment

There is a dual divinity Soma-Rudra


and Soma is called the father of Vishnu in 9 96 5


"Father of holy hymns, Soma flows onward the Father of the earth, Father of heaven: Father of Agni, Surya's generator, the Father who begat Indra and Visnu."


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