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Laima

In Latvian mythology, Laima ("luck") was the personification of fate and luck, both good and bad. She was associated with childbirth, marriage, death and domesticity. She was also the patron of pregnant women.

Laima and her sisters, Karta and Dekla, were a trinity of fate deities. Laima being considerably more popular, Dekla and Karta have similar functions. In modern Dievturi these three goddesses are referred to as the three Laimas, indicating they are the same deity in three different aspects. Though Laima makes the final decision, all three make joint resolutions regarding the fate of particular individuals.

Alternate names: Laime, Laimas māte



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