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ASVIENIAI

Baltic Sun Spirits

Also known as ASVINIAI, AŠVIENIAI, ASVINIA

Holy horse twins of the sun

They are the matching twin horse spirits who pull SAULE’s copper-wheeled sun chariot across the sky. They are white with golden manes, and have infinite stamina with no need for rest. SAULE looks after them very well with a nice wash-down after work and plenty of golden hay.

Zooming across the sky by chariot is a very popular form of godly transport, and could almost be approaching gridlock — or should it be cloudlock — proportions. The system flows perfectly though, due to two single-way rush hour peak periods. Dawn and Sunset. No speed traps, stop signs, or roundabouts — and no pollution.

As with other aspects of Baltic mythology, there is a strong hint of Indian influence. Note similarity of ASVIENIAI to the Hindu ASHVINS.

ASVIENIAI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ASVIENIAI
Area or people : Lithuania
Location : Lithuania, Latvia and Prussia
Gender : Male
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : the Sun
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ASVINIAI, AŠVIENIAI, ASVINIA
Popularity index : 207
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Article last updated on 21 August 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Asvieniai: Baltic Spirits of the Sun (Baltic mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 21 Aug. 2014. Web. 23 September 2014.

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