Hemanta is the goddess of the hunt, winter and wild places. She is the twin sister of Bravan and the third youngest child of Mother Chandria. She is usually depicted in leather armour with a bearskin draped over her head and shoulders. The weapon she carries depends on the region and can range from a bow an arrow in game hunting regions to a trident in port towns.

Hemanta and her brother are never shown together in depictions of Mother Chandria's children. If they are shown together they are depicted back to back, symbolising the division of domains between them.