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Also known as SAULĖ

A picture showing the legend of SAULE taken from our Baltic mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Baltic Gods, Baltic Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

It's Sunshine Sunshine all the way with 'Sow-lay' the radiant and much respected Baltic Goddess.

She dresses in gold, which sets off her golden hair and golden crown and chariot, which is pulled by twin white horses (one doesn't want to overdo the gold) with golden manes. She is the Mother of the Planets — all daughters of hers.

There was an unfortunate marriage to MENESS, the Moon God who committed indiscretions with his daughter AUSRINE (Venus) He was given a good thumping by either or both SAULE and DIEVAS and thrown out into the night. His face bears the scars to this very day.

SAULE now devotes all her considerable energies to being as good as gold, and if she appears to slow down a bit in the winter, it is because she has lots of feast days and festivals to organize. She is also very fond of those snaky ZALTYS creatures, and will weep if she sees a dead one — as they should always receive a proper burial.

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Article last updated on 18 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Name : SAULE
Area or people : Lithuania and Latvia
Location : Lithuania, Latvia and Prussia
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SAULĖ
Popularity index : 752

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