DIEVASAlso 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.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Lithuania, Latvia and Prussia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : DIEVS, DEYWIS, DEIVAS
Popularity index : 986
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