mythology meme | Finnish gods & goddesses - Ved-ava
Ved-ava is a water deity (sometimes also associated with fertility), common to several Baltic and Finno-Ugric peoples. She is generally depicted as a water creature resembling a mermaid.
Fishermen sacrificed the first of their catch to this goddess and observed numerous taboos related to her while fishing. Seeing Ved-ava boded ill, most often death by drowning. She has been regarded as the spirit of a drowned person or simply as a personification of the water itself.
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