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From Sanskrit द्यौष्पितृ (dyauṣ-pitṛ). Doublet of Jupiter.

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Dyaus Pita

  1. (Hinduism) In the Vedic religion, the Sky Father, husband of Prithvi and father of Agni and Indra.
    • 1998, Yogi Ramacharaka Ramacharaka, The Philosophies and Religions of India, Kessinger Publishing, page 250:
      Thus in the early Vedas we find records of Dyaus-Pita, or “Father-Heaven,” accompanied by Prithvi or “Mother-Earth”; also Ushas or “Dawn-Goddess”; Surya, or the “Sun-God”; Vayu or the “Wind-God”; and Agni, the “Fire-god”.