As per Mahabharata (Sambhava Parva) :
Brahma had another son named Manu.
And Manu had a son of the name of Prajapati.
And the sons of Prajapati were eight and were called Vasus whom I shall name in detail. They were Dhara, Dhruva, Soma, Aha, Anila, Anala, Pratyusha, and Prabhasa. These eight are known as the Vasus.
Of these, Dhara and the truth-knowing Dhruva were born of Dhumra;
Chandramas (Soma) and Swasana (Anila) were born of the intelligent Swasa;
Aha was the son of Rata: and Hutasana (Anala) of Sandilya;
and Pratyusha and Prabhasa were the sons of Prabhata.
And Dhara had two sons, Dravina and Huta-havya-vaha.
And the son of Dhruva is the illustrious Kala (Time), the destroyer of the worlds.
And Soma’s son is the resplendent Varchas.
And Varchas begot upon his wife Manohara three sons–Sisira, and Ramana. (one more?)
And the son of Aha were Jyotih, Sama, Santa, and also Muni.
And the son of Agni is the handsome Kumara born in a forest of reeds. And, he is also called Kartikeya because he was reared by Krittika and others. And, after Kartikeya, there were born his three brothers Sakha, Visakha, Naigameya.
And the wife of Anila is Siva, and Siva’s son were Manojava and Avijnataagati. These two were the sons of Anila.
The son of Pratyusha, you must know, is the Rishi named Devala; and Devala had two sons who were both exceedingly forgiving and of great mental power.
And the sister of Brihaspati, the first of women, uttering the sacred truth, engaged in ascetic penances, roamed over the whole earth; and she became the wife of Prabhasa, the eighth Vasu. And she brought forth the illustrious Viswakarman, the founder of all arts. And he was the originator of a thousand arts, the engineer of the immortals, the maker of all kinds of ornaments, and the first of artists. And he it was who constructed the celestial cars of the gods, and mankind are enabled to live in consequence of the inventions of that illustrious one. And he is worshipped, for that reason, by men. And he is eternal and immutable, this Viswakarman.” (*We believe that it is the 8th Vasu who was reborn as Bhishma).
Recovered from : http://ancientindians.in/ancient-beings-people-tribes-races/vasus/
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