AUŠRINĖfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology Derived from Aušra with the feminine adjectival suffix -inė, referring to something made from or pertaining to a noun, ultimately meaning something along the lines of "auroral; pertaining to the dawn."... [more]
AUSTRAfLatvian, Baltic Mythology Derived from Latvian austra "aurora", this is the name of the Latvian personification (sometimes goddess) of the dawn and light who acts as a messenger of the sun.
AUSZRINEfBaltic Mythology Either an older or a Polonized form of AUŠRINĖ (or possibly both seeing as many of the early documents on Baltic deities were composed by Polish authors).... [more]
CURCHEmBaltic Mythology Old Prussian god first mentioned in the peace treaty of 1249 between the Teutonic Knights and the Old Prussians. He is also mentioned in Simon Grunau's Preussische Chronik (1517-1521) and Matthäus Prätorius' Deliciae Prussicae (1635-1704).
DĒKLAfBaltic Mythology, Latvian (Rare) Dēkla is a Latvian goddess of fate and the sister of the goddesses LAIMA and Kārta. In old Latvian folk songs Laima and Dēkla are often considered one and the same goddess and their names are used interchangeably... [more]
DIRVOLIRAfBaltic Mythology Lithuanian goddess whose name and function are a complete mystery. She was recorded in documents written by Jesuit monks between 1580 and 1620.
GOTHIAfBaltic Mythology Lithuanian goddess of cattle, recorded by 17th-century historian and ethnographer Matthäus Prätorius in his work Deliciae Prussica (published in 1703).... [more]
INDRAJAfLithuanian (Rare), Baltic Mythology Borrowed from the name of a lake and river in the Utena district municipality of north-eastern Lithuania, derived from Eastern Aukštaitian Lithuanian indrė (standard Lithuanian nendrė) meaning "reed."... [more]
NERINGAfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology From Lithuanian legends about Neringa and Naglis. The exact origin and meaning of the name are uncertain, however some scholars believe that it is derived from Old Prussian neria "to dive (like a swimmer)."... [more]
NOSLOUMmBaltic Mythology The name of a Lithuanian god or mythical being recorded in writings by Jesuit monks dating back to the era between 1580 and 1620.... [more]
PERKŪNASmBaltic Mythology, Lithuanian (Rare) Derived from Proto-Indo-European *perkwunos or *perkunos, which itself is ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *perkwus or *perkṷu meaning "oak tree" or "fir tree"... [more]
SPĪDOLAfLatvian, Baltic Mythology Meaning unknown. In the Latvian national epic Lāčplēsis this is the name of a witch enslaved by the devil, but eventually rescued by the hero Koknesis (whom she then marries).
VAKARINĖfBaltic Mythology Derived from Lithuanian vakaras meaning "evening; (plural only) west" (compare Vakarė) with the feminine adjectival suffix -inė, referring to something made from or pertaining to a noun, ultimately meaning something along the lines of "vesperal; pertaining to the evening."... [more]
WIDEWUTOmPrussian, Baltic Mythology Derived from the Old Prussian adjective videvis meaning "aware, informed" as well as "known" combined with an Old Prussian diminutive suffix that is the equivalent of the modern Lithuanian masculine diminutive suffix -utis... [more]
ŽIEZDRĖfBaltic Mythology Derived from Lithuanian žiezdrà "sand; earth; spark". In Lithuanian mythology, this was the name of the personification of the planet MARS, one of the daughters of SAULĖ.
ŽVORUNAfBaltic Mythology This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of the hunt and the forest as well as the protector of wild animals who was first recorded in Russian chronicles of the 13th century. ... [more]