Latvian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Latvia

MARA

Latvian Milk Goddess

Also known as Māra, MĀRŠA, PIENA-MATE, Mārasmate, Māras Māte

Goddess of Milk Production

A dairy deity of abundance, she protects cows and blesses them with fertility.

She does everything she can to encourage cows to give lovely thick nourishing milk. That means luscious grass, beautiful meadows and lots of soothing peptalk. Much more healthy and planet-friendly than hormone injections. Her services are much appreciated by organic dairy farmers.

We are told by a Latvian correspondent that she may be a personalization of the blessed virgin St. Mary. In which case the whole cow thing takes some explaining. She is also possibly related to Moschel who is another milk-related deity.

Mara Facts and Figures

Name: Mara
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Māra, MĀRŠA, PIENA-MATE, Mārasmate, Māras Māte

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Latvia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Milk
Area of expertise: Milk

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 928

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Article last revised on May 10, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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