Lithuanian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Lithuania

SAULE

Lithuanian Sun Goddess

Also known as Saulė

Picture of the Lithuanian Sun Goddess Saule from our Lithuanian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

It's Sunshine Sunshine all the way, with 'Sow-lay'

She is a radiant and much respected Baltic Goddess.

She dresses in gold, which sets off her golden hair and golden crown and chariot, which is pulled by twin white horses (one doesn’t want to overdo the gold) with golden manes. She is the Mother of the Planets — all daughters of hers.

There was an unfortunate marriage to Menuo, the Moon God who committed indiscretions with his daughter Aušrinė (Venus) He was given a good thumping by either or both Saulė and Dievas and thrown out into the night. His face bears the scars to this very day.

Saulė now devotes all her considerable energies to being as good as gold, and if she appears to slow down a bit in the winter, it is because she has lots of feast days and festivals to organize. She is also very fond of those snaky Žaltys creatures, and will weep if she sees a dead one — as they should always receive a proper burial.

Saule Facts and Figures

Name: Saule
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Saulė

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

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 380

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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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