Lithuanian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Lithuania


Lithuanian Sun Spirits 🌞

Also known as Asvinia, Asviniai

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: Asvinia, Asviniai

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

Role: 🌞
In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 5343

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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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