Hindu Mythology

The colorful deities and demons of India...

ADITI

Hindu Mother Goddess

Ancient Godmother of the Gods

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?

As the mother of the Devas, including Agni and the Âdityas, she is venerable and vital, but also somewhat elusive and vague. Her role and connections seem to vary depending on who you ask. She clearly likes to spread herself around. Her name means ‘without limit’, which seems appropriate enough.

Appearance-wise she 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Motherhood
Area of expertise: Mother

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1126

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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