The Nuttall Encyclopedia
In the Hindu mythology the god of the luminous heavens, viewed as embracing all things and as the primary source of all life and every blessing. "In connection with no other god," says M. Barth, "is the sense of the divine majesty and of the absolute dependence of the creature expressed with the same force. We must go to the Psalms to find similar accents of adoration and supplication." He was the prototype of the Greek Uranus, the primeval father of gods and men.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Varuna'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/v/varuna.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.