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by Olga Gomez
A feminine, positive entity that relates to fecundity. Unlimited in all directions, she includes the stars, moon and sun inside her borders. The Earth is alive: she gives birth to the mountains, that grow and rise towards the sky, whilst other places subside. It is believed that inside the Earth, there are subterranean milk streams, inaccessible to men unless they find one of the caverns and gorges that link those places to the surface. Sometimes, great winds and stormy clouds arise from those caverns. As Lurbira, Lurra (or Lur) she has two daughters: Ilazki, the Moon, and Ekhi, the Sun. Sometimes, the Earth is linked to or merged with other spirits, receiving the name of Amalur, Mayi, Maya or Mari.

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