What is Baltic Paganism?

Presented by Sventa Kovas.

The Baltic was Europe’s last pagan stronghold. Even to this day, there is a continuing fertile and thriving pagan practice in the Baltic. The culture found in Latvia & Lithuania holds a rich mythology and provides powerful spiritual ways. The Balts have always honored the ecological gifts of sacred nature, called DORA; they value DARNA (harmony) to be found and lived in each life, they revere the VELE (spirit) of the Ancestors; and through performing the song of the “Old Ways” bring honor to the land. It is through understanding the complex DAINOS (chants) of these ancient peoples that much of the Old Ways have been maintained. “Scratch a Balt and you find a Pagan.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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