Lithuanian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Lithuania

AŠVIENIAI

Lithuanian Sun Spirits

Also known as ASVINIAI, ASVINIA

Holy horse twins of the sun

They are the matching twin horse spirits who pull Saulė’s copper-wheeled sun chariot across the sky. They are white with golden manes, and have infinite stamina with no need for rest. Saulė looks after them very well with a nice wash-down after work and plenty of golden hay.

Zooming across the sky by chariot is a very popular form of godly transport, and could almost be approaching gridlock — or should it be cloudlock — proportions. The system flows perfectly though, due to two single-way rush hour peak periods. Dawn and Sunset. No speed traps, stop signs, or roundabouts — and no pollution.

As with other aspects of Baltic mythology, there is a strong hint of Indian influence. Note similarity of Ašvieniai to the Hindu Ashvins.

Ašvieniai Facts and Figures

Name: Ašvieniai
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: ASVINIAI, ASVINIA

Gender: Male
Type: Spirits
Area or people: Lithuania
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 259

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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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