Lithuanian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Lithuania


Lithuanian Thunder God

Also known as Diviriks, Perkana, Perkūnas

The top Baltic Thunder God

This is the Big P God. The major all-encompassing thunder deity of the Baltic. He is the one in charge. He wields an axe in a similar way to Thor, and it always returns when he throws it at demons.

He is king of the skies even though his chariot is drawn by goats. They are the Billy Goats Gruff brigade of holy animals, monumental and magnificent.

As a major deity of extreme importance, Perkunas has many names and stories associated with him. In Latvia he is known as Perkons. Among the Prussians he was known as Perkuns. We also have him listed under his Slavic equivalent Perun. A god like this can always be run past you again.

Perkunas Facts and Figures

Name: Perkunas
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Diviriks, Perkana, Perkūnas

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Prussia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Thunder
Area of expertise: Thunder

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 10671

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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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