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GABIJA

Baltic Fire Goddess

Also known as GABIETA

The Great Lithuanian Fire Goddess

For women only. She is the deity of the domestic fireplace, and protects the home — provided she is looked after properly. She must be carefully tended. Only pure water must be used if a hearth fire needs to be banked.

Fine ashes must be spread on top of the sleeping embers at night to prevent her from getting up and going for a walk. You do not want a fire goddess wandering around your house at night.

The flame is sacred and must only be allowed to go out at the time of Rasa — when new sacred fire must be obtained from the sacred source and transported by human chain or possibly a relay race for the re-kindling ceremony.

GABIJA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : GABIJA
Area or people : Lithuania
Location : Lithuania, Latvia and Prussia
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Fire
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : GABIETA
Popularity index : 2649

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Article last updated on 29 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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