BALTIC MYTHOLOGY

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LINKSMINE

Baltic Happiness Goddess

Lithuanian Goddess of Good Cheer

We are told that she is very popular at festive occasions, especially banquets and other celebratory feasts. Her name (which is similar to Lithuanian words such as ‘fun’, ‘amusement’ and ‘joy’) appears to mean ‘good cheer’. So she is invoked whenever anyone raises a glass for a toast.

LINKSMINE does not appear in any major mythological writings that we are aware of. Perhaps she is not a deity but simply a poetic personification of bonhomie. (Any connection to LAKSHMI, the Hindu goddess of good luck?) More information gratefully received.

We’ll drink to that. "Lets link arms and mine’s a beer." Cheers!

LINKSMINE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : LINKSMINE
Area or people : Lithuania
Location : Lithuania, Latvia and Prussia
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Happiness
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1793
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Article last updated on 29 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. "Linksmine: Baltic Goddess of Happiness (Baltic mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 23 September 2014.

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