In Hinduism, Diti (Sanskrit: दिति) is the Mother of Asuras and supporter of Asuric attributes

She is mother of both the Marutas and the Asuras (Daityas) with the sage Kashyapa

She is said to have wanted to have a son who would be more powerful than Indra

She is said to have killed her previous children because they tried to murder her

Diti used black magic to keep herself pregnant for one year

Indra used a thunderbolt to splinter the fetus into many pieces, from which originated the Marutas

Diti is one among a group of sixty daughters of Dakṣa and Panchajani

Her sisters included Aditi and Satī, among many more

She is one of the thirteen wives of the sage Kashyapa

Her two most famous sons were Hiraṇyakaśipu and Hiraṇyākṣa, who were the gatekeepers of Lord Vishnu at Vaikunta & who are said to have failed to keep their dharma and were slain by Vishnu in subsequent rebirths until they went back as the gatekeepers Jaya and Vijaya

Diti also had a daughter named Holikā

She is usually depicted as being cruel to both her husband Kashyapa and her sister Aditi

She is obsessed with trying to bring the Asuras into power

She is a bitter enemy of Aditi’s sons, the Devas, and she was instrumental in gaining control and autonomy over them