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Chaya, Shade.
[to Whom the fourteenth day of November, day 318, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Hindustani.
Description: {Goddess of leaf-shadow dappled sunlight and the beneficial effects of muted sunlight}.
To Whom Sacred: {shadows}.
Male Associates: consort Surya, god of the sun; sons Sanaiscara, (epithet of the deified planet Saturn) and Manu, (Savarni)

Source: Stutley HDH 261.
Asvini, The-Mare.

Geography/Culture: Hindustani.
Male Associates: consorts, the Asvins, Possessed-of-Horses, sons of the submarine fire. Later She was said to be their Mother.

Source: Stutley HDH 200-1.
Samjna, ----.

Geography/Culture: Hindustani.
Description: Shapeshifting Goddess of the sun; She Who finding the "fiery power" of Her consort too dazzling to endure retreated to the forest; Matron of craft-workers, especially of those who work in metals.
To Whom Sacred: mare (into which She turned Herself after leaving Surya); leprosy (to which artists who depict the feet of Surya are liable).
Male Associates: consort Surya, the sun God; sons Manu (Vaivasvata) and Yama, He-Who-Curbs, ruler and judge of the dead. In the form of a mare She bore the Asvins and Revanta, merely by sniffing the semen spilt on the ground by Surya who assumed the form of a stallion upon finding Her forest abode.

Source: Stutley HDH 263, 270.
Saranyu, ----.

Geography/Culture: Hindustani.
Linguistic Note: The name Erinys, (Who is linked with the multiple Erinyes), is thought by some to be etymologically equivalent to Saranyu.
Description: Goddess of dawn.

Tvastri, Divine-Fashioner.
Alternate meanings: Shaper, or perhaps Daughter-of-the-Divine-Fashioner.

Geography/Culture: Hindustani.

Yami, She-Who-Curbs.
Alternate meanings: She-Who-Restrains, or perhaps She-of-Death.

Geography/Culture: Hindustani.
Linguistic Note: from Sanskrit yam, 'to curb', hence 'cessation, end'. Might there be an etymological connection between Tibetan Yum, with a given meaning of 'Great-Mother', and Sanskrit yam?
Description: Goddess of death.
Male Associate: Her twin brother is Yama, {He-who-Curbs}, god of the dead.

Source: Stutley HDH 346.
worked on: October 1995; August 1991; July 1990.
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