In Hinduism, the Daityas (Sanskrit: दैत्‍य) are a clan or race or Asura as are the Danavas. Daityas were the children of Diti and the sage Kashyapa. They were a race of antigods who fought against the Devas because they were jealous of their Deva half-brothers. The female Daityas are described as wearing jewelry the size of boulders.[1]

List of some known Daitya

See also


  1. Dictionary of ancient deities By Patricia Turner, Charles Russell Coulter
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