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Austeja, Lithuanian Bee Goddess For millenia, bees have been incredibly important to numerous cultures around the world. In Lithuania, Austeja is the Bee Goddess, connected to deep friendship, order within the family unit, strong work ethic, hospitality, and the sun. Even today, one can find shrines to this living Goddess! With the travesty of the bees dying off, it seemed to me a good idea to honor the bees of the world with this doll. Without the bees, none of us would be here!
scientificillustration: n508_w1150 by BioDivLibrary on Flickr. Field book of insects, New York,G.P. Putnam’s sons,1918. biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17499 and: Vineet Kaur, tumblr