Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Dyaus Pita

In Hinduism, Dyaus Pita is the Sky Father, husband of Prthivi and father of Agni and Indra. Originally, Prthivi and Dyaus Pita were one god called Dyavaprthivi.

In art, he appears in two different forms. He is a red bull who bellows thunder, or a black horse adorned with pearls, symbolizing the stars.

Dyaus Pita was killed by Indra, his son, who grabbed his foot and pulled him from the sky; he fell to his death.

Alternative: Dyaus