Devouress meaning

2003, Nicholas Roerich, Shambhala, Vedams eBooks (P) Ltd, pages 280-281.

The devotee of the East cited the so-called Tourfan Madonna as being in his opinion an evolution of the Goddess Marichi, who after being a cruel devouress of children gradually evolved into their solicitious guardian, becoming the spiritual comrade of Kuvera, god of fortune and wealth.

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Origin of devouress

  • Shortened from devoureress, from the Old French devoureresse, feminine form of devoreor.

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