Lithuanian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Lithuania

DIEVAS

Lithuanian Supreme God

Also known as DIEVS, DEYWIS, DEIVAS

Lithuanian 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: DIEVS, DEYWIS, DEIVAS

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

In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 353

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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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