Curchanus is a mostly-forgotten god who reigned over beasts, travel, and endurance. While Desna was still a young goddess, she would spend many nights listening to tales of his travels. Their long talks came to a sudden end when the envious goddess Lamashtu led Curchanus into a trap, robbing him of his dominion over beasts.
This attack was too much for the god to withstand, and he was killed as a result of the theft. As his final act, he passed on his dominion over travel to Desna, who had always treasured the tales of his journeys. It is said that this theft caused humans to lose their bond with animals, who thereafter only saw them with suspicion and mistrust.