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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "Pre Christian Latvian"   (15 records)

NameOriginDescription
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"Auseklis (morning star)"
Pre - Christian Latvian Minor astral god. An attendant of the Sun god, linked with fertility and involved in the activity of the heavenly bath house....
God name
"Dievs"
Pre - Christian Latvian sky god. He is depicted in the guise of a gentleman farmer wearing cap and sword and mounted on a horse, or driving a cart. Tradition has it that he first set free the Sun....
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"Jumis"
Pre - Christian Latvian Fertility god. Symbolized by cereal stalks joined at the heads, or bent over and buried in the ground....
Goddess name
"Karta"
Pre - Christian Latvian Goddess of destiny. Known only from folk traditions....
Goddess name
"Laima"
Pre - Christian Latvian Goddess of fate. Particularly concerned with guarding women at childbirth, and with the newborn. Regarded as a household goddess of prosperity and good fortune....
Goddess name
"Lauka Mate"
Pre - Christian Latvian Goddess of Agriculture. Worshiped in the fields at ploughing time....
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"Majas Gars"
Pre - Christian Latvian household god. Invoked until very recent times in country districts as a deity who would bring prosperity to the family home....
Goddess name
"Medeine (of the trees)"
Pre - Christian Latvian Woodland goddess. Known from medieval manuscripts....
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"Meiess"
Pre - Christian Latvian moon god. Consort of the Sun goddess SAULE. He is a guardian deity of travelers and military expeditions....
God name
"Perkons"
Pre - Christian Latvian God of thunder. Depicted armed with iron weapons, he is also a fertility god who brings beneficial Rain. Also Perkunas (Lithuanian)....
Goddess name
"Saule"
Pre - Christian Latvian Sun goddess. Also having agricultural links, she is perceived as living on a heavenly farm atop a mythical mountain and invoked to induce fertility and ripening among crops. Her consorts are the sky god DIEVS and the moon god MENESS....
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"Svantevit"
Pre - Christian Latvian God of war. Mentioned by the author Saxo Grammaticus as riding upon a white horse and holding a cornucopia, he is known locally from the island of Rugen. Also a guardian deity of crops....
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"Usins"
Pre - Christian Latvian Astral god. Associated with both the morning and evening star and also has links with bee-keepers and spring. Under Christian influence he becomes absorbed into the figure of St. George....
Goddess name
"Veja Mate"
Pre - Christian Latvian Goddess of winds. Also responsible for birds and woodlands....
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"Velu Mate"
Pre - Christian Latvian Chthonic underworld goddess. The “queen of the dead.” She is depicted wearing white and she greets the dead at the cemetery....