Zemyna,  Lithuanian earth goddess

Zemyna, Lithuanian earth goddess

Gabija is the spirit of the fire in Lithuanian mythology. She is the protector of home and family. Her name is derived from gaubti (to cover, to protect). Gabija could take the form of a cat, stork or rooster, or she could appear as a woman clothed in red. People would feed Gabija by offering bread and salt. Women would cover charcoal with ashes every evening so that fire would not wander around. Just as Gabija was the protector of the house, mother of the household was the protector of…

Gabija is the spirit of the fire in Lithuanian mythology. She is the protector of home and family. Her name is derived from gaubti (to cover, to protect). Gabija could take the form of a cat, stork or rooster, or she could appear as a woman clothed in red. People would feed Gabija by offering bread and salt. Women would cover charcoal with ashes every evening so that fire would not wander around. Just as Gabija was the protector of the house, mother of the household was the protector of…

◇Lithuania  2005

◇Lithuania 2005

Austeja, Lithuanian Bee Goddess  For millenia, bees have been incredibly important to numerous cultures around the world. In Lithuania, Austeja is the Bee Goddess, connected to deep friendship, order within the family unit, strong work ethic, hospitality, and the sun. Even today, one can find shrines to this living Goddess! With the travesty of the bees dying off, it seemed to me a good idea to honor the bees of the world with this doll. Without the bees, none of us would be here!

Austeja, Lithuanian Bee Goddess For millenia, bees have been incredibly important to numerous cultures around the world. In Lithuania, Austeja is the Bee Goddess, connected to deep friendship, order within the family unit, strong work ethic, hospitality, and the sun. Even today, one can find shrines to this living Goddess! With the travesty of the bees dying off, it seemed to me a good idea to honor the bees of the world with this doll. Without the bees, none of us would be here!

Lithuania's Haunting Hill of Crosses #3

Lithuania's Haunting Hill of Crosses #3

Book Smuggler Vincas Juska - 19th c Lithuania - http://www.pinterest.com/egidijac/book-history/

Book Smuggler Vincas Juska - 19th c Lithuania - http://www.pinterest.com/egidijac/book-history/

Remedios Varo

Remedios Varo

Vydunas, Prussian-Lithuanian teacher, poet, humanist & philosopher

Vydunas, Prussian-Lithuanian teacher, poet, humanist & philosopher

sarasvathi

sarasvathi

Deer with sun in its antlers | by G.Giedraitienė #Lithuania #folk

Deer with sun in its antlers | by G.Giedraitienė #Lithuania #folk

Pinterest • 世界中のおしゃれアイデアまとめ
Search