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Pronunciation : dowse pee-ta

(Hindu Deity)DYAUS PITA

Also known as DYAUS, DYAUS-PITAR
Attributes : Coming soon ...
Festival days : Coming soon too ...
Vahana (Vehicle) :

Everywhere you look there seems to be an 'old father sky' married to old mother earth and Dyaus Pita is Hindu's version.

There's not a lot going on with Dyaus in Hindu mythology these days, probably because he fell fowl of Indra's smash and grab. Actually it was more like a grab and smash as he grabbed him by his leg and smashed him to his death.

This was a blesssing in disguise reallly as the Aryans, not used to such a hot and dry climate, really needed a rain God at the helm of the Pantheon whether they wanted one or not.

We do feel, however, that Indra went too far when he nicked his wife too. Prithvi was Dyaus' wife and his brother, and also Indra's mother. This is not the kind of behaviour you expect from your own son.

In Vedic times Dyaus appears as a bull and his wife a cow. When spotted together they are known as Dyausprithvi, the primordial Gods of Heaven and Earth, and bringers of divine order.
Meet the family ...
Parents :
Siblings : Indra
Spouse : Prithvi
Offspring :
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'DYAUS PITA ' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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