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Places on planet Venus named after Baltic mythology

Valleys:

  • Austrina Vallis - Austriņa is a Latvian goddess of sunrise
  • Vakarine Vallis - Vakarinė is a Lithuanian name for planet Venus (literally Evening Star); one of Saulė’s (sun goddess) daughters

Polygonal terrains:

  • Dekla Tessera - Dēkla is a Latvian goddess of fate
  • Gegute Tessera - gegutė means ‘cuckoo’ in Lithuanian (cuckoos often appear in Baltic myths and tales)
  • Giltine Tesserae - Giltinė is a Lithuanian goddess of death
  • Laima Tessera - Laima is a Latvian and Lithuanian goddess of fate
  • Verpeja Tesserae - in Lithuanian mythology Verpėja weaves the thread of life

Scarps:

  • Gabie Rupes - Gabija is a Lithuanian goddess of fire
  • Vaidilute Rupes - vaidilutės are Lithuanian priestesses, protectors of the sacred fire

Regio:

  • Neringa Regio - Neringa is a Lithuanian sea cost giantess

Plains:

  • Audra Planitia - audra means ‘storm’ in Lithuanian
  • Laimdota Planitia - Laimdota is a Latvian heroine in epic poem Lāčplēsis  
  • Undine Planitia - undinės are Lithuanian water spirits living in lakes, rivers and seas

Linea:

  • Breksta Linea - Brėkšta is a Lithuanian goddess of dusk

Fossa:

  • Karra-ma-hte Fossae - Kara Māte is a Latvian goddess of war

Fluctus:

  • Praurime Fluctus - Praurimė is a Lithuanian goddess of sacred fire

Dorsa:

  • Auska Dorsum - Auska is a Lithuanian goddess of sun rays
  • Aušra Dorsa - Aušra is a Lithuanian goddess of dawn
  • Lau-ma Dorsa - laumas/laumės are Baltic forest and sky spirits
  • Ragana Dorsa - raganas/raganos are Baltic witches
  • Saule Dorsa - Saule/Saulė is a Baltic goddess of sun
  • Spidola Dorsa - Spīdola is a witch in Latvian epic poem Lāčplēsis
  • Vaiva Dorsum - in Lithuanian mythology Vaiva is a laumė, goddess of rainbow and a wife of Perkūnas, god of thunder

Colles:

  • Jurate Colles - Jūratė is a Lithuanian goddess of sea and undinės

Chasma:

  • Lasdona Chasma - Lazdona is a Lithuanian goddess of hazel
  • Medeina Chasma - Medeina is a Lithuanian goddess of forest and hunting
  • Žverine Chasma - Žvėrinė is a Lithuanian goddess of hunting