Vēja māte

by Aldis Pūtelis

"Wind mother." The goddess of the winds and weather. When the wind tears across the land, people say that "she is blowing her flute." She also looks after the forests and the birds together with Meža māte.

Vēja māte is also mentioned in song texts as being invoked by sailors.



  • Lurker, Manfred. (2004). Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Demons. London: Routledge.
  • Welsford, Enid. (1925). "Nature (Lettish, Lithuanian, Old Prussian, Slavic)." In ERE, Vol. 9, 240-253, p. 241.