“Mankind faces trials enough without us burdening them yet more. I wish to be their salvation—the hands that dispel their grief and pain. It is our duty as gods to save them.”
—Mila to Duma in their Memory Prism
Mila is the patron deity of Zofia known as the Earth Mother (大地母神, Daichi Boshin lit. Mother Goddess of the Land in the Japanese version), and her blessing helps crops grow on the earth. Early in Valentia's history. Thousands of years earlier Duma and Naga began a dispute resulting in Duma being exiled from Archanea with Mila, caring deeply for her brother, deciding to follow him to Valentia. Initially leading humanity on the continent together, Mila and Duma came into violent dispute over their beliefs, as Mila believed that humanity should be lead towards peace and pleasure, while Duma believed that they should strive for power alone. Eventually, a pact was made that divided the continent between then, with Duma ruling over the north and Mila the south. As time went on, Mila's continued influence lead to the people of Zofia to become lazy, hedonistic, and dependent on her, while Duma's policies similarly corrupted the north.
At the beginning of the game, Mila has mysteriously vanished, which prompts Celica to leave in search of her. It is later discovered that Mila was sealed within the Falchion by Rudolf, as part of a ploy to release humanity from the corrupting influence of their gods. After Duma is defeated by Alm with the Falchion, Duma and Mila realize the error of their direct meddling with humanity, and both choose to go into a deep slumber. Entrusting Alm, and Celica to lead the continent in their stead. Afterwards, the religions of Duma and Mila are merged, led by Mila's priest Nomah.
Thousands of years later in Fire Emblem Awakening, the Valm citizen, Pheros, makes reference to worshiping Mila and Naga. Despite their religions being merged, Duma is not mentioned by Pheros. Another place, called the Mila Tree, is named after her, despite containing the remains of both Mila and Duma.
Mila is a female given name that originated as a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element mil, meaning "gracious" or "dear".