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OTHER FORMS: Magyla, Magÿla (form used by Ruhig)
Meaning & History
Alleged Prussian Lithuanian goddess of wrath.
Maggila was first mentioned in the form Magyla
in Matthäus Prätorius' work Deliciae Prussica
, published in 1703, and later corroborated by the writings of Jakob Brodowski and Philipp Ruhig.
As the goddess of wrath, her role is akin to that of the Furiae in Roman mythology. According to Prätorius, she is a servant of the goddess Giltinė
and will act as the executor of her wishes.
The meaning of her name is yet unknown.