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Picture of the Baltic Sun Goddess SAULE from our Baltic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Baltic Sun Goddess

Also known as SAULĖ

It's Sunshine Sunshine all the way, with 'Sow-lay'

She is a 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.


Name : SAULE
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SAULĖ
Area or people : Lithuania and Latvia
Location : Lithuania, Latvia and Prussia
Gender : Female
Type : deity

In charge of : the Sun
God of : Sun

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 7345

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Article last updated on 23 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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