AUSTEJA is the Lithuanian Bee Goddess with whom some interesting rituals are connected. It was believed that bees chose their own homes according to how generous the farmer was; when a queen hived off, the people followed until she set up a new location, after which the two families were considered linked through "biciulyste", a kind of kinship-via-bee. Neither bees nor honey could be bought or sold, because they were gifts, not products. The Lithuanian language had several words for…

AUSTEJA is the Lithuanian Bee Goddess with whom some interesting rituals are connected. It was believed that bees chose their own homes according to how generous the farmer was; when a queen hived off, the people followed until she set up a new location, after which the two families were considered linked through "biciulyste", a kind of kinship-via-bee. Neither bees nor honey could be bought or sold, because they were gifts, not products. The Lithuanian language had several words for…

Gvīdo Augusts. Senatne II.  (Laima, the goddess of Luck depicted with her symbol in the upper left as well as Earth (Mara), Thunder (Perkons), Star (Zvaigzne), and Harvest (Jumis) symbols.)

Gvīdo Augusts. Senatne II. (Laima, the goddess of Luck depicted with her symbol in the upper left as well as Earth (Mara), Thunder (Perkons), Star (Zvaigzne), and Harvest (Jumis) symbols.)

This is the emblem of the Romuva religion, a revival of the indigenous Pagan religion of Lithuania. The symbol of Romuva is a stylized oak tree, representing the axis mundi, or “world tree,” known in local mythology as Austras Koks, ” tree of dawn,” i.e., a tree of life.    The three tiers represent the three worlds: the world of the living, or present-day, the world of the dead, or passed time, and the world to come, the future.

This is the emblem of the Romuva religion, a revival of the indigenous Pagan religion of Lithuania. The symbol of Romuva is a stylized oak tree, representing the axis mundi, or “world tree,” known in local mythology as Austras Koks, ” tree of dawn,” i.e., a tree of life. The three tiers represent the three worlds: the world of the living, or present-day, the world of the dead, or passed time, and the world to come, the future.

Andrew Gough-The Sacred Veneration of the Honeybee- Is about the forgotten god of the ancients;the Sacred Honey Bee. Mythology, Sacred Tradition, Gough reveals new insights into Atlantis,the fabled labyrinth of Knossos, the Sphinx, as well as the genesis of religion, politics, the illuminate,and the mysterious seafarers whose hallucinogenic concoctions enabled them to become the drug lords of the ancient world, & rulers of souls in the afterlife. Andrew Gough  expert on bees and their…

Andrew Gough-The Sacred Veneration of the Honeybee- Is about the forgotten god of the ancients;the Sacred Honey Bee. Mythology, Sacred Tradition, Gough reveals new insights into Atlantis,the fabled labyrinth of Knossos, the Sphinx, as well as the genesis of religion, politics, the illuminate,and the mysterious seafarers whose hallucinogenic concoctions enabled them to become the drug lords of the ancient world, & rulers of souls in the afterlife. Andrew Gough expert on bees and their…

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