Lithuanian mythology includes fascinating nature spirits and mysterious deities. Often these creatures personified nature and the different aspects of human life.
Aitvaras — Mythical being. Takes shape of a fiery bird or a snake. Protector spirit and bringer of wealth and prosperity.
Alkas — Lithuanian sacrificial place in nature.
Austėja — Goddess of the bees. Protector of brides and pregnant women.
Aušrinė — Morning star.
Burtai — A spell or a magical incantation.
Burtininkas — Practitioner of magic. Witch, wizard, magician.
Dagotuvės — Autumn Equinox.
Dalia — Giver and taker of material goods. Incarnations: swan, lamb, rock, duck and goose.
Dausos — The residence of the souls after death. Souls travelled to Dausos through Milky Way.
Dievas — God of the skies, light, peace, order, justice and cultural values.
Dimstipatis — God of the hearth. Protector of homes from fire.
Egle — Mythical serpent queen. Human-snake shape shifter. Snake goddess.
Ežerinis — God of lakes.
Gabija — Goddess of home and the hearth-fire.
Gabjaujis — God of covered fire.
Giltinė — Goddess of death. Sister of Laima the goddess of faith. One of the three aspects of the faith goddess.
Gyrates — Protector spirit of the forest.
Gyvatė — Snake goddess.
Ilgės — Ancient feast day honouring the dead. Later known as Vélinés.
Jorė — Feast celebrating the arrival of spring. Later known as Jurginés.
Juratė– Mythical mermaid queen of the Baltic sea.
Kalėdos — Winter Solstice.
Kalvelis — Heavenly smith.
Kaukai - Mystical powers of magic.
Laukpatis — Protector of domestic animals and farmland.
Lauksargis — Protector of arable land.
Laumė — Aspect of Laima and Ragana. Protector of women, children, pregnancy, orphans and lost children. Goddess of faith.
Lazdona — Protector goddess of nuts, nut trees and nut-groves.
Marša — Protector goddess of cows and birthing calves.
Medeina — Goddess of the forest.
Mėnuo, Mėnulis — God of the moon.
Miškinis, Girinis — God of the forest. Spirit of the woodlands. (from the Lithuanian words miškas, giria meaning forest).
Pagirinis — God of grass snakes. Ancient Lithuanians kept grass snakes as their pets. Pagirinis protected the home and the hearth fire.
Pavasario lygė — Spring Equinox.
Perkūnas — God of rain, thunder and justice.
Puškaitis — Incarnation of the earth.
Ragana — Goddess of witchcraft, death and dying nature. In modern LithuanianRagana means a witch.
Rasa — Feast of the summer solstice.
Samboriai — May festival celebrating the end of spring labours and the re-birth of nature.
Saulé — Goddess of the sun, cosmological mother of all deities in the Baltic pantheon.
Siela — The soul of a living person. The lifeforce of the body. It can leave the body temporarily during sleep and forever at the time of death.
Skalsa — The embodiment of plenty, prosperity and good fortune. Skalsa used to be celebrated in harvest time. Their symbol is the horn of plenty.
Stabas — Idol, the image of a deity/spirit.
Žaltys — Sacred serpent. Divine messenger of the gods. It was forbidden to harm or kill snakes in ancient Lithuania.
Žvéryné — Goddess associated with the evening star. Holds power over animals, the hunt and the earth.
Žemyna — Mother earth, goddess of fertility and fruitfulness. The receiver of death and creator of new life.
Véjopatis — Goddess of the wind.
Vélé — Soul of a dead person.
Vélinés — Lithuanian Day of the dead celebration.
Velnias — God of the underworld, the receiver of death. Trickster god.