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3 years ago  ::  Jul 07, 2011 - 11:10AM #1
Sophia_b
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Her name is Austeja or Austheia, and she is a bee/domestic goddess in Lithuanian paganism. I read about her in The Living Goddesses by Marija Gimbutas. I was able to find a little about her on the web, including that she has a feast day in August. I haven't been able to find much about her feast day or how she is honored, and I'd love to know more about the actual celebration. If anyone here knows anything, please let me know when you can - and list sources if possible!

Here's what I've found on the web so far:
www.thebeegoddess.com/id17.html 

Thanks! 
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3 years ago  ::  Jul 11, 2011 - 1:01PM #2
Sophia_b
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Really? I mean, I know this is a bit obscure, but nothing?

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 11, 2011 - 7:17PM #3
Sacrificialgoddess
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Sorry, I'm not Lithuanian. Not my area.  Have you checked at your local university?  Some of the teachers there might have a clue.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2011 - 6:49PM #4
gillyflower
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Bubilas is a Lithuanian bee god but he is male

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 15, 2011 - 12:50PM #5
Sophia_b
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Oh well, Thanks guys. Off to the library with me!

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