Deva may refer to:


Religion and derived traditions

  • Deva (Buddhism), a superhuman being in traditional Buddhist cosmology
  • Deva (Hinduism), a favorable supernatural entity in Hinduism
  • Deva (New Age), spiritual forces or beings behind nature
  • Deva people of Sri Lankan mythology
  • Devic kingdom, mystical beings in generic doctrines


An Indian given name or surname

In pop culture

  • Aasimar or devas, fictional race of humanoids with celestial or angelic ancestors in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game
  • Deva (film), a Tamil movie from 1994
  • Deva (music director), South Asian music director
  • Digimon Tamers, the beast guardians from; inspired by the Chinese zodiac
  • In the the anime-manga series Naruto, the character Pain makes use of a technique known as the Six Paths of Pain, which allows him to manipulate six corpses as if they are his own body. Each of these corpses are named after a part of the wheel of life present in many Indian religions. One of these are known as the Deva Path due to his godlike abilities.
  • In computer game Rappelz Deva (theists or demigods) are one of three races (others two are Asura or atheistic demons and Gaia or humans)

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