Satyavati

Hindu - A fisher-girl. Daughter of Adrika by a king. Second wife of Shantanu. Mother of Vyasa by Parashara. She bore a son, Vyasa, to Parashara. Later, her father allowed Satyavati to marry the aged king, Shantanu, only on the condition that any son of the union should inherit Shantanu's throne instead of Bhishma, his son by his first wife. She produced two sons, both of whom died childless so she persuaded Vyasa, her son by Parashara or, some say, her husband's halfbrother, that he had a duty to the widows to give them children and he complied. Occasionally identified as Satyavati, 'truthful' or 'truthful'.

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