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REVENANT [noun] 1. a person who returns. 2. a person who returns, supposedly from the dead. 3. a person who returns as a spirit after death; ghost. Etymology: from French, ghost, from revenir - to come back, from Latin revenīre, from re- + venīre - to come.

PECCATOR [noun] sinner; a person who transgresses against divine law by committing an immoral act or acts. Etymology: Latin peccātor.

"A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one."

A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one. Veiled woman, via Flickr. photo by Irene Spadacin taken in Verano Monumental Cemetery, Rome, IT

In Kalevala, the Finnish national epic, Ilmatar was a virgin Personification of Air. Her Father was Sky, Her Mother was Primal Waters. Her name literally means "female air spirit." In Kalevala, Ilmatar is portrayed as androgynous with both male and female aspects, though she is primarily female. She was impregnated by the sea and wind and thus became the mother of Väinämöinen, the Finnish Creator of Life.

Goddess: Oya (Yoruba) : Oya is the Yoruba warrior-goddess of fire, wind, magic, fertility, and other chaotic, electrifying phenomena. She's also the goddess of the Niger river, and she wears a lot of red! She is not a goddess in quite the same sense as a Greco-Roman deity, but is an "orisha," an elemental spirit.