Latvian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Latvia

CERKLICING

Latvian Agriculture God

Also known as Cerekling, GREKLICING, Ceroklis, Cerroklis, Dewing Cereklicing

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He is an agricultural deity of farm fertility and crop abundance.

Cerklicing is another Latvian deity on the take, protecting your fields, corn and beer in payment for livestock and shares. Among Latvian farmers he was more popular than Jesus, at least for a time. Farmers need all the help they can get.

Knowledge of Cerklicing comes mostly from the writings of Joannes Stribiņš (known as Stribingius), a Jesuit priest who mentioned him in 1606. No-one else seems to know anything about him.

Stribiņš reported that the first bite of any food and the first drop of drink was given to this deity. In which case we can presume that Cerklicing must be a rather plump deity.

Cerklicing Facts and Figures

Name: Cerklicing
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Cerekling, GREKLICING, Ceroklis, Cerroklis, Dewing Cereklicing

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Latvia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Agriculture and Farming
Area of expertise: Agriculture, Farming

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 181

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Article last revised on May 10, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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