I came across an interesting story while reading the Shatapatha brahmana regarding Manu's encounters with the priests of Asuras:

  1. Manu was in possession of a bull. Into him had entered an Asura-killing, foe-killing voice; and by his snorting and roaring the Asuras and Rakshas were continually being crushed. Thereupon the Asuras said to one another: 'Evil, alas! this bull inflicts upon us! how can we possibly destroy him?' Now Kilâta and Âkuli were the two priests (brahman) of the Asuras.

These two sacrificed the bull to put an end to the above mentioned voice and I want to know who these two priests of the Asuras are?

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    First time I am hearing of these two, always thought Shukracharya only as their priest. Thanks for asking this question SIr,
    – Viraj
    Aug 6, 2019 at 7:15
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    Yes I also read about them for the first time in the Shatpatha Brahman. Aug 6, 2019 at 15:34
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    @Dr.VineetAggarwal I think they are vedic versions of Sanda and Marka.
    – Boovanaes
    Nov 6, 2023 at 13:41


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