His consort is Prasuti, and is said to have had up to sixty daughters. He appears in conflict with his son-in-law Shiva as the main offender Shiva’s consort Sati, one of his daughters, who was so insulted by Dahsa that she committed suicide by jumping into a ritual fire.
In revenge Shiva decapitated Daksa’s head, but later, after intercession from other gods, Brahma brought him back to life by giving him a head, which became his attribute, of a sacrificial goat.
(See also Prajapati) A.G.H.
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 61