Latvian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Latvia

VELNS

Latvian Evil God

Devilishly dumb Latvian Devil

He is the adversary of Dievs. But unlike Satan or similar Gods of Evil, he is more of a low-budget trickster than a frightful Lord of Badness.

It seems that once upon a time he was co-equal with Dievs and even helped him create the Universe. But the pagan good times ended when Christianity arrived in Latvia. Velns was reduced to the status of a moustache-twirling naughty rogue. Instead of an evil genius he became a dismally stupid villain.

We imagine him dressed in tweed and propping up a bar somewhere having failed to trick an orphan out of their inheritance.

Velns Facts and Figures

Name: Velns
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Latvia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Evil
Area of expertise: Evil

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 190

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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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