Lithuanian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Lithuania


Lithuanian Tree Spirit

Also known as Eglė

Queen of the Serpents and Spirit of Spruce Trees

She is the Queen of the Žaltys — Lithuanian serpent creatures. Actually these are not huge fearsome monsters but small, almost cuddly, grass snakes. We hope this is not a disappointment to you.

Egle is the heroine of a fantastic folktale which we hope to bring you one day soon. It involves shape-changing reptiles, impossible tasks, a doomed marriage, voyages to the bottom of the ocean, talking cuckoos and serpent nudity.

We certainly won’t spoil the plot, but we can reveal that during the tale she transforms from mortal girl to tree spirit. Now she is a demi-Goddess of Spruce Trees. Remind us to tell you the full story sometime.

Egle Facts and Figures

Name: Egle
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Eglė

Gender: Female
Type: Spirit
Area or people: Lithuania
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Trees
Area of expertise: Trees

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 4098

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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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