Lithuanian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Lithuania


Lithuanian Fire Goddess πŸ”₯

Also known as Gabeta, Gabieta, Gabjieta

The Great Lithuanian Fire Goddess

For women only. She is the deity of the domestic fireplace, and protects the home β€” provided she is looked after properly. She must be carefully tended. Only pure water must be used if a hearth fire needs to be banked.

Fine ashes must be spread on top of the sleeping embers at night to prevent her from getting up and going for a walk. You do not want a fire goddess wandering around your house at night.

The flame is sacred and must only be allowed to go out at the time of Rasa β€” when new sacred fire must be obtained from the sacred source and transported by human chain or possibly a relay race for the re-kindling ceremony.

She is sometimes identified with Gabjauja but we don’t want to fan the flames of controversy.

Gabija Facts and Figures

Name: Gabija
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Gabeta, Gabieta, Gabjieta

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

Role: πŸ”₯
In charge of: Fire
Area of expertise: Fire

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 5023

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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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