IAS General Studies Question 4

Who among the following is considered to be the earliest divine power in Vedic literature?

Dyu or Dyaus is the name of the sky that shines, and is the most ancient name for the divine power among the Aryan nations. It is the same word as the Zeus of the Greeks and the Jupiter of the Latins, the Tiu of the Saxons and the Zio of the Germans, and the name of the Deity among modern nations. Dyaus was referred as Dyaus Pitr , which later became Ju-piter. It was coupled with prithivi abd the two Dyaus-Prithivi are the universal parents.

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