Baltic Mythology

The Gods of Lithuania, Latvia & Prussia...

The Gods of Baltic Mythology

The most popular Baltic gods

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What we call Baltic Mythology is really an umbrella term for the separate but related mythology of Lithuania, folklore of Latvia and the highly obscure goings-on of the Old Prussians.

The very word ‘Deity’ may actually be of Lithuanian origin, deriving from the God Dievas. If this is true, that would make him the all-time definitive deity.

As for Latvian and old Prussian mythology, a lot of what we know comes from the reports of Christian Jesuit priests (for example Joannes Stribiņš), who were not necessarily the most sympathetic to the old traditional beliefs, considering they were trying to stamp it all out. So most of the juiciest bits of legend have regretfully been lost for good. Sorry about that.

See also the vaguely related Slavic Mythology section, which shares many similar deities.


Introduction to Baltic Mythology.

Use our Godbrowser™ to explore the Baltic Gods.

View the Baltic pantheons. Family trees coming soon!

Consult Godchecker’s complete alphabetical list of Baltic god and goddess names.

REGIONS COVERED: Lithuania, Latvia and Prussia.

Many Gods are spread across different regions, cultures and tribes. We’ve tried to pin them down to a particular area if possible. But corrections are always welcome, especially from people with first-hand knowledge. So if you know the region and would like to comment, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us here.

TRIBES, CULTURES AND PEOPLES COVERED: The Baltic peoples, including Lithuanians, Latvians and Prussians.

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