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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