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Verbti is a deity of storm and fire in northern Albanian mythology. His name means "the blind one". He was also known as Shën Verbti ("the holy blind one") or, in some parts of Albania, as Rmoria.

History and personality[edit]

Verbti is depicted as a deity who hates uncleanliness and bad ways of speaking. With the coming of Christianity in Albania, Verbti was demonized and it was spread about that anyone who invoked him would go blind.[1]

Further reading[edit]

  • Elsie, Robert (2001). A dictionary of Albanian religion, mythology and folk culture. NYU Press. p. 259. ISBN 978-1-85065-570-1. 
  • Rose, Carol (1996). Spirits, fairies, gnomes, and goblins: an encyclopedia of the little people. ABC-CLIO. p. 327. ISBN 978-0-87436-811-6. 
  • Lurker, Manfred (2004). The Routledge dictionary of gods and goddesses, devils and demons. Routledge. p. 197. ISBN 978-0-415-34018-2. 


  1. ^ Lurker, Manfred (1984). The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons, Taylor & Francis e-Library. p.197

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