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Mata is a goddess in the Gunni mythology mentioned just once in the Annals. According to Murgen in She Is the Darkness, Mata is "one of the forms the mother goddess takes in Gunni myth" who, in some legends, is the mother of the dreadful Kina. Mata was deceived and impregnated by Ranashya, one of the Gunni Lords of Darkness, who was disguised as Fretinyahl (the handsomest of the Lords of Light). But in other myths specified by the Radisha Drah, Kina's mother is actually Mahi, the Goddess of Love. For this reason, Mata and Mahi may be different aspects or avatars of the same goddess.

It is unclear if Murgen's use of the phrase "the mother goddess" is meant to describe Mata as a primordial earth-mother goddess, or, merely as the mother of Kina specifically.

It is possible that Mata is also recognized in the polytheistic Shadar cults as well, since they share many deities with the Gunni, but this was not specified.

Unlike Kina – a real entity about whom countless myths have sprung up – there is no indication in the Annals that Mata was anything other than a mythological character.

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