Stork

In Baltic mythology stork is a beloved one because it kills insects and reptiles: flies, mosquito, snakes and other malicious and poisonous creatures. There is a saying : “Vigilant as a stork in in a meadow”.  People build nests for storks in their homesteads with hope that this bird will choose it and will stay with them. It is said that storks bring happiness and prosperity to the families. Storks bring children as well. That corresponds to the fact that storks are migrant birds and they return when nature is awakening. Continue reading Stork

Bee

The most remarkable features of bees are that they are very organised, laborious, disciplined, tireless.  They are seen as an example for the whole society from the ancient times. For example it was a royal symbol in Chaldea. In Ancient Egypt it was associated with a lightning. It was said that bees were born from the tears of the solar God Ra. In Greek religion a bee was a symbol of soul and was identified with Demeter, the goddess of the harvest and the fertility. Continue reading Bee

Cuckoo

Cuckoo appears in many Lithuanian fairy tales, songs and legends. People noticed it’s strange voice and tried to explain this phenomena. The most often it was seen as a complaint and a groan. In one fairy tale a woman loses her three sons in war and finally becomes a cuckoo affected by a deep sorrow. She goes to different countries in the world to look for the tombs of her sons. That’s why a cuckoo stands for symbol of a woman who lost someone she loved or who suffers from some misery. Continue reading Cuckoo