Usage Baltic Mythology
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Meaning & History
The Lithuanian goddess of the planet Mercury, one of the daughters of the sun goddess Saulė.Legend has it that Perkunas, the god of thunder and lightning, was supposed to marry the goddess Vaivora (or Vaiva) on a Thursday. The bride was, however, abducted by the evil Velnias and Perkunas has hunted down Velnias ever since.Vaivora's name is derived from Lithuanian vaivorykštė "rainbow".