Forest God specializing in groves
The Lithuanians seem very fond of groves. It must be the space in the middle that gives them a chance to party. See ALKA.We know little of this deity. He is not mentioned much and seems quite a recent addition to Lithuanian mythology. Actually, his name is pretty much the Lithuanian for 'grove' (giraitė), so perhaps he more of a personification of groves than an actual deity.
We have hunting goddess MEDEINA listed as his twin sister and girlfriend, but this could be a glitch in our Holy Database. If anyone has seen them lately, please get in touch.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Area or people : Lithuania
Location : Lithuania, Latvia and Prussia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 774
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