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DITI

Indian Vengeance Goddess

Mother of a giant called Daityas

A notice suddenly appeared on the Gates of Heaven: No Giants Admitted. Then INDRA proclaimed all giants were to be banished to the Underworld.

DITI was not at all happy, and asked her husband KASYAPA to make her pregnant with a son strong enough to destroy INDRA. To shut her up, he agreed. But only on condition that the pregnancy would have to last 100 years, and she must remain pure in mind, body and spirit for the duration. Rules eh?

Much much later... the baby was due! Overcome with excitement DITI broke a rule and forgot to wash her feet before bedtime. Woe, disaster, red alert — the news was received by INDRA who sent an embryo-destroying thunderbolt.

The baby came out in seven pieces, all crying. Well, even INDRA has his soft side, or maybe SHIVA and PARVATI intervened. All seven bits were restored to become MARUTS.

DITI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : DITI
Location : India
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Revenge and Retribution
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 282

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Article last updated on 21 August 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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