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DIEVAS

Baltic Supreme God

Also known as DIEVS, DEYWIS, DEIVAS

Baltic supreme Creator God

He is the source of all good things, including peace, friendship, flowers and cute little birdies. He also created humans — accidentally — from the little flecks of dirt that fell while washing his face.

His brother VELNIAS is not nearly so clever, and tends to stomp around being evil instead.

When Christianity came a-calling, he was equated with the Christian GOD, which may or may not have been a pleasant experience. In Latvia he is known as DIEVS. His name in Old Prussian was DEIVAS; this name is still in use today by people who can’t spell.

DIEVAS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : DIEVAS
Location : Lithuania, Latvia and Prussia
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Everything
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : DIEVS, DEYWIS, DEIVAS
Popularity index : 6797

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Article last updated on 25 August 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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