“Because our very thoughts of abandoning mankind, who wasted the land because of their ugly greed... Were ugly themselves, as you've showed us.”
—Mila's quote in the end of manga adaptation
Mila (ミラ Mira) is a non-playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden. Along with her elder brother Duma, she is one of two sibling gods who resides at the continent of Valentia. Her Japanese voice is provided by Yoshiko Sakakibara.
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.
Mila is a female given name that originated as a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element mil, meaning "gracious" or "dear".