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Encyclopedia > Velns

In Latvian mythology, Velns ("devil") was a Latvian demon. He was married to Ragana.


In many stories, the evil Velns was stupid and simply outwitted by shepherds and small boys.


Alternative: Jod


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Veli (160 words)
The Veli are sometimes connected with the appearance of rolling grey clouds, although some scholars tend to connect it with velns - "the devil".
They are the living dead, continuing their lives in the realm of Velu mate - some kind of a parallel world, an underworld.
Velis and Vels are sometimes mixed, allowing again the explanation of Velns as a form of Veli, or a deity of the dead (Stenders 1783).
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