lebhe putraṁ dhṛta-vratam
bhṛgor vaṁśaṁ nibodha me
Citti, wife of the sage Atharvā, gave birth to a son named Aśvaśirā by accepting a great vow called Dadhyañca. Now you may hear from me about the descendants of the sage Bhṛgu.
The wife of Atharvā, known as Citti, is also known as Śānti. She was the eighth daughter of Kardama Muni.