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In Hindism, the Daityas are a clan or race of Asura as are the Danavas. Daityas were the children of Diti and the sage Kashyapa. They were a race of giants 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 daityas[edit]

Some of the notable daityas mentioned in the Indian mythology include:

See also[edit]


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