In Vedic myth the daughter of Daksha, the wife of Kasyapa, the mother of the Daityas, and also of the Maruts. Originally she was akin to Aditi and represented illimitable space. She desired to have a son who would have power to slay Indra; certain conditions of piety and purity were imposed on her in order that her wish might be fulfilled; she failed in one item of ceremonial purity, whereupon Indra divided the embryo in her womb, and created the Maruts from the several portions.

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