View Full Version : Lithuanian/Latvian/Romuva Paganism

September 12th, 2006, 05:09 AM
Anyone ever looked into it or is a follower of this path?
Seems interesting.

The Basics of Lithuanian Paganism (http://web.archive.org/web/20110716175637/http://www.druidry.org/obod/deities/lithuanian_paganism.html)
Romuva - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romuva_(religion))
Sacred Serpent (http://reocities.com/athens/oracle/2810/romuvawhatis.html)
Mythology (http://web.archive.org/web/20060805002317/http://www.litnet.lt/litinfo/religion.html)
Introduction to Lithuanian Paganism (http://www.romuva.lt/new/?page=en)
Lithuanian mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_mythology)
Lithuanian Religion & Mythology (http://ausis.gf.vu.lt/eka/mythology/relmyth.html) & their main page (http://ausis.gf.vu.lt/eka/EWG/ewgtitulinis.htm) with more info
Global Lithuanian Net. Lithuanian Mythology and Religion Resources (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=lithuanian mythology&source=web&cd=3&sqi=2&ved=0CEsQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lithuanian.net%2Fresource%2Fmyths.htm&ei=fkYsT6r7COGXiAKqyeWlCg&usg=AFQjCNHV4SD-PG03IwLxqhxJ5P_zVXitfQ&cad=rja)
Latvian mythology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvian_mythology) -- Wikipedia
Info about Baltic deities (http://web.archive.org/web/20011008030900/http://www.geocities.com/cas111jd/balts/index.htm)

On MW:
Perkons/Perun {God of the Week} (http://mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=157131)
Saule {Goddess of the Week} (http://mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=156852)
Gabija {Goddess of the Week} (http://mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=231660)

Links fixed and a few more added. 2-3-12

September 12th, 2006, 10:30 AM
Wasn't Lithuania the last true Pagan nation before Christianity took over; i'm sure i heard this somewhere; and the Romuva movement is a remnant from it?

September 12th, 2006, 04:45 PM
I thought it was one of the Scadinavian countries that was the last converted to Christianity.

To answer the question, I've looked into Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, and Eastern European paganism. Quite interesting but I think a bit different from Lithuanian. Perhaps we could compare notes?

September 12th, 2006, 05:06 PM
I read something last night about how Lithuanian paganism remained the most undiluted by Christianity...or something like that.
And something about how the mythology is connected to (Proto) Indo-European mytholgy...
Eh, I was really tired :lol: last night (well technically in the early morning) I'll see if I can find that text later.

I have only looked into (Eastern) Slavic Paganism as that's my mothers ancestry.
She's half Russian/Ukrainian and half German.
I haven't really looked into anything Germanic...just never appealed to me.

Anyway, the Lithuanian and Latvian mythology is pretty interesting.

December 22nd, 2008, 09:52 AM
Wasn't Lithuania the last true Pagan nation before Christianity took over; i'm sure i heard this somewhere; and the Romuva movement is a remnant from it?

Estonia was the last Pagan nation to be Christianized out of the 3 Baltic States.

February 3rd, 2012, 04:12 PM
Does anyone have some good sites or books on this topic?
Most of the links in the original post no longer work.

February 3rd, 2012, 04:34 PM
Use the Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/web/web.php). You can access the links there.

For example, the first link -- See it here (http://web.archive.org/web/20110716175637/http://www.druidry.org/obod/deities/lithuanian_paganism.html)
Also some of the links, they're there you just have to click the link Yahoo provides. For example, for the Wiki entry it says:

This link is not authorized by Yahoo! If you would like to continue to this link's intended destination at your own risk, click here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romuva).

If you click "here" it'll take you there.
If you go there and the link is down, then try Internet Archive.

Since there's a small amount of links, I'll edit my first post with archived ones.
ETA: I fixed most of them and added a few.

There aren't any books that I know of except for one. I have a scanned PDF of it. It's called:
Greimas, Algirdas J (1992) - Of gods and men, studies in Lithuanian mythology

There are also a few Deity of the Week threads with Baltic deities like Saule. Hope this helps!

ETA: Oh, I remembered this site! It has info about deities.
(It's only accessable by archive): http://web.archive.org/web/20011008030900/http://www.geocities.com/cas111jd/balts/index.htm