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DAIYTAS. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Titans. Descendants from Diti by Kasyapa. They are a race of demons and giants, who warred against the gods and interfered with sacrifices. They were in turn victorious and vanquished. They and the Danavas are generally associated, and are hardly distinguishable. As enemies of sacrifices they are called Kratudwishas.

DANAVAS. Descendants from Danu by the sage Kasyapa. They were giants who warred against the gods.

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