Juras Mate

July 8th, 2008 by sabrina

Juras Mate (pronounced YOU-rahs MAH-teh) is the Latvian Goddess of the Sea. Also seen as Juhras Mate, her name means Mother of the Sea—she is one of many Latvian mother Goddesses or Mates. She was particularly venerated among the coastal peoples, where fishermen would ask her to ensure a good catch. She is identified with the Lithuanian Goddess Jurate, whose name and attributes as a healing Goddess she shares.

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2 responses about “Juras Mate”

  1. Irene said:

    Wow, never knew there were so many Latvian goddesses. 🙂

  2. sabrina said:

    There are about 60 Mates, covering just about every aspect of life. Some are quite obscure, like Linu Mate, the mother of linen, and Senu Mate, the mother of mushrooms!