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Characters of Lithuanian Folk Tales: Laima, Dievas, Perk?nas, Egl? the Queen of Serpents, Au rin?, Lauma, J?rat? and Kastytis, Gabija, Dalia Books LLC

Characters of Lithuanian Folk Tales: Laima, Dievas, Perk?nas, Egl? the Queen of Serpents, Au rin?, Lauma, J?rat? and Kastytis, Gabija, Dalia

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Published May 27th 2010
ISBN : 9781157029229
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48 pages
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Chapters: Laima, Dievas, Perk?nas, Egl? the Queen of Serpents, Au rin?, Lauma, J?rat? and Kastytis, Gabija, Dalia, Picollus, altys, Bangp?tys, Aitvaras. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 47. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a freeMoreChapters: Laima, Dievas, Perk?nas, Egl? the Queen of Serpents, Au rin?, Lauma, J?rat? and Kastytis, Gabija, Dalia, Picollus, altys, Bangp?tys, Aitvaras. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 47. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Perknas (Lithuanian: , Latvian: , Prussian: Perkns, Yotvingian Parkuns) was the common Baltic god of thunder, one of the most important deities in the Baltic pantheon. In both Lithuanian and Latvian mythology, he is documented as the god of thunder, rain, mountains, oak trees and the sky. Perknas, a mosaic by Vitolis Truys (1978) The name continues PIE *, cognate to *, a word for oak, fir or wooded mountain. The Proto-Baltic name *Perknas can be reconstructed with certainty. Slavic Perun is a related god, but not an etymologically precise match. The names Fjorgynn as a name for Odin, and Fjorgyn, mother of Thor, have been proposed as cognates. Finnish Perkele, a name of Ukko, is considered a loan from Baltic. The name survives in Modern Baltic as Lithuanian perknas (thunder), perknija (thunder-storm), and the Latvian prkons (both thunder and thunderstorm). Alternative names in Latvian are Prkoni (diminutive), Prkontis (diminutive), Prkona tvs (direct translation would be Father of Thunder but it might be interpreted as God of Thunder instead), Vecais tvs (Old father). Most information about Perknas comes from folklore songs, legends, and fairy tales. Because most of them were collected rather late in the 19th century, they represent only some fragments of the whole mythology. Lithuanian Perknas has many alternative onomatopoeic names, like Dundulis, Dundutis, Dd senis, Tarkulis, Tarkutis, Blizgulis, etc. The earliest attestation of Perknas seems to be in the Russian translation of the Chronicle of John Malalas (1261) where it speaks about the wors...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1039187