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Maia is the goddess of plains and valleys. She can control flowers like the other nature goddesses, Antheia, Persephone and Demeter. She married Zeus and is the mother of many semi-related children. Maia is a major agricultural god. She is very calm, just like the flowers in spring blowing in the breeze.

But did you know that Maia is where our month May originated from?  Yes, May entered English in the 1050s. It developed from the Old English Maius, borrowed directly from the Latin Maius, short for Maius mēnsis,“Maia’s month.” But who is this Maia?

The Greek goddess was the goddess of fertility and spring—appropriate for the growth and increase we see in the month of May.

Available in the following yarn bases.  For a listing of all yarn bases click here.  Yarn Bases


Care of your hand knit garments  
Please hand wash cold or lukewarm water and lay flat to dry. Even though this yarn does contain superwash merino, I do always recommend that you hand wash your knitwear. We use colorfast acid dyes for dying our yarn, and rinse until water runs clear. There may be a chance that some dye may bleed slightly in the first wash of your finished item. This does sometimes happen for speckled yarn and stubborn colors that are prone to bleed. For the first couple of washes, hand wash separately to be sure that no further bleeding. 

There are no dye lots. We always try to sell from same dye lots but if not sure, we recommend blending the skeins as you work. Color saturation can differ from different dyelots.