From TSL Encyclopedia
Creation of Eve, marble relief in the cathedral of Orvieto, Italy

Eve, or Chavvah in Hebrew, is translated as “life-giver,” from the root chavah “to live”—hence “mother of all living.”[1] According to H. P. Blavatsky, Leva, or “heva,” is a transliteration from ancient Hebrew for the name Eve (pronounced ha’va or ya’va) and is contained within the Hebrew name for God Jehovah—or “Jodheva” (Jod or Yodh, meaning “Adam”; and heva, meaning “Eve”).

For more information

H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine (Theosophical University Press, 1963), vol. II , pp. 128–30, 467, 469.

H. P. Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled (Theosophical University Press, 1972), vol. I, p. 579; vol. II, pp. 269, 462–63).

See also

Adam and Eve


Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 26, no. 28, July 10, 1983.

  1. Gen. 3:20.