(Sanskrit माया) Originally, "wisdom, art, supernatural power." Later, the term became interpreted as "illusion, deception, appearance." Maya is also used as a name of the Divine Mother.
from Sanskrit ma: (1) not; (2) mother; (3) measure
1. Literally, “not that” or “Mother, That.” Enchantment, illusion, appearance.
2. A name of Lakshmi (Mahamaya), the Divine Mother; also the name of the mother of Buddha Shakyamuni
3. A name of a demon goddess (Maya-asura)