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ADITI

Indian Mother Goddess

Ancient Godmother of the Sky

Being a Goddess of Fertility and Motherhood, ADITI is very much associated with sacred cows. We’re not quite sure of the connection between sky and cow. Does she commute to Earth or is there a herd of Heavenly flying cows?

Her name means ‘without limit’, which seems appropriate enough.

As the mother of the DEVAS, including AGNI and the ADITYAS, she is venerable and vital, but somewhat elusive and vague.

This is quite unusual. Hindu deities veer towards extravagance in their physical form, but far from having sixteen elbows and a dozen noses, ADITI doesn’t appear to have a physical form at all. Or perhaps she’s just very shy.

ADITI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ADITI
Location : India
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Motherhood
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 789

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Article last updated on 08 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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