Lithuanian Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Lithuania

VAIŽGANTAS

Lithuanian Hemp God

Also known as Vaizgantas, Waizganthos

God of Hemp and Flax

These are the plants valued for their fibers, which are highly pliable yet strong enough to make ropes and cords and rough textiles. In fact hemp is one of the most versatile plants going — and you can even eat it.

What we don’t know is if this God had strong moral fiber, because hemp is also associated with cannabis. He may have had a joint round the corner and be a God with a spliff personality.

Vaižgantas Facts and Figures

Name: Vaižgantas
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Vaizgantas, Waizganthos

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

In charge of: Hemp and Flax
Area of expertise: Hemp, Flax

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 127

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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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