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Baltic Tree Spirit

Also known as EGLĖ

Queen of the Serpents and Spirit of Spruce Trees

She is the Queen of the ZALTYS — Lithuanian serpent creatures. Actually these are not huge fearsome monsters but small, almost cuddly, grass snakes. We hope this is not a disappointment to you.

EGLE is the heroine of a fantastic folktale which we hope to bring you one day soon. It involves shape-changing reptiles, impossible tasks, a doomed marriage, voyages to the bottom of the ocean, talking cuckoos and serpent nudity.

We certainly won’t spoil the plot, but we can reveal that during the tale she transforms from mortal girl to tree spirit. Now she is a demi-Goddess of Spruce Trees. Remind us to tell you the full story sometime.


Name : EGLE
Area or people : Lithuania
Location : Lithuania, Latvia and Prussia
Gender : Female
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Trees
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : EGLĖ
Popularity index : 2356
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Article last updated on 31 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Egle: Baltic Spirit of Trees." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 14 September 2014.

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