GODS

 

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  • Dievas, one main chief god (whose name was cognate with the Vedic Dyaus, Germanic Tiwaz and Greek Zeus).
  • Dievas Senelis (“Good Old Man”) he is a teacher of people and judge of their morality. He looks like an old traveling beggar. Dievas Senelis is proficient at magic and medicine. Epithet of Dievas.
  • Praamžius, Pramšans, Pramžimas, Praamžimas, an epithet of Dievas (the chief god); probably of later literary origin.
  • Aušrinė, the Morning Star, a goddess, a daughter of the Dievas (“dievaitė”). She was the goddess of the morning. Aušrinė has many similarities with Vedic Ushas, the Greek goddess Eos, and the Roman goddess Aurora. Alternatively her name is given as Aušra (“dawn”).
  • Dalia, goddess of fate and weaving.
  • Gabija, the foster of the Holy Fire, a goddess, a daughter of Dievas (“dievaitė”).
  • Laima, goddess of Fate and Luck (Laxmi in Hinduism).
  • Mėnuo, the Moon, a son of Dievas (“dievaitis”).
  • Perkūnas, the Thunder, a son of Dievas (“dievaitis”) (Parjanya in Vedic religion).
  • Saulė, the Sun Goddess (Surya in Vedic religion).
  • Ašvieniai, the divine twins who pulled the chariot of the Sun (the Vedic Ashwins or the Greek Dioskouri).
  • Vakarinė, goddess of the Evening Star.
  • Žemyna, goddess, the deifield soil (Zamin in Persian and Hindi for “land”).

 

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