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Zemes mate

by Aldis Putelis
Zemes mate ("mother of the soil") is concerned with the welfare of the people and makes the fields fertile. She is also sometimes identified with Velu mate, for she too rules over the dead in the underworld. Einhorn giving the first description does not say anything regarding the latter.

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  • Also known as:
    Semes mahte
  • Etymology:
    Mother of the earth

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