Devana Name Meaning & Origin

Devana

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Origin of the name Diana:

Derived from the Latin Diviana, which is from divus (divine). The name is borne in Roman mythology by the virgin goddess of the moon and of hunting.

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Devana is a Slavic Goddess of forests, wild animals and hunting. We know her as "Mother of the forest", wild and unrestrained, she is the heavenly couple to Veles with whom she had Yarilo, the god of war and anger, but also sexuality and fertility.

She is portrayed as a strong young woman, a virgin, which, if necessary, takes up the sword to fight in a war. Her animal form is a mare who was her sacred animal. Her virginity was renewed every spring in a ritual by bathing in the water of the river or a lake and is a symbol of female sexual power and freedom. Holiday dedicated to Devana is "vrbopuc" celebrated in early spring. The Slavic legends describe Devana as Vasilisa the Wise that helps her husband Veles to overcome numerous challenges.

Devana appears in Russian fairy tales as Vasilisa, a beautiful wise woman who helps her husband to win numerous challanges. Apart from being mostly the forest goddess, Devana is associated with rivers andlakes. Her trees are a hazel tree, and also a willow. The Willow Day, a holiday celebrated in the early spring, is dedicated to this goddess.

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Devana Chasma is the name given to a weak extensional rift zone on Venus.

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Devana by Derek & Brandon Fiechter, 2016.
Devana Vessar is an elven cartographer in the web series Critical Role (about D&D)

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