Pirwa

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For the mountain in Peru, see Pirwa (Peru).

Pirwa (or Peruwa) is a Hittite deity whose nature is poorly understood. He/she is sometimes referred to as "queen", though archaeologists believe he/she was a male god.

The name may derive from the Hittite peruna or "cliff", and the Pirwa worship seems to have involved horses and horse-related symbols. The deity may also be a reflex of the Proto-Indo-European deity Perkwunos.

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