Lithuanian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Lithuania


Lithuanian legendary place

Holy places sacred to the Gods

Who needs a huge glittering cathedral? In ancient times, a humble grove was the worshiping space of choice. Light, airy, extremely inexpensive and no bother with planning applications or noisy neighbors. These were called Alkas. Such holy areas were not to be cultivated or developed in any way.

If you didn’t have a handy grove or grotto, just pick a nice tree. For best results, wander into the woods and let the tree pick you. Trees know.

Over time, Alkas became more user-friendly as people started to use their homes for worship. A designated area in the house served as your own personal Godspot. Instead of going out to the ALKA, the whole family could stay indoors and use the one in the corner. Just like watching TV instead of going to the movies.

Under the resurgence of Romuva paganism, Alkas have enjoyed a modern boost. Sacred Corners are all the rage, with new worshipers swapping tips on their use and rituals. Who knows — soon ALKAs could be available from all good home d?cor stores in a choice of colors and styles. Every home should have one.

Alka Facts and Figures

Name: Alka
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: legendary place
Area or people: Lithuania
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3578

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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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