▪ Baltic deity
(Latvian), Lithuanian  Aušrinė 

      in Baltic religion, the morning star and deity of the dawn. The Latvian Auseklis was a male god, the Lithuanian Aušrinė a female.

      Related in name to the Vedic Uṣas and the Greek Eos, goddesses of dawn, Auseklis is associated in Latvian solar mythology with Mēness (Moon) and Saule (Sun), being subordinate to the former and along with him a rival suitor of Saule's daughter, Saules meita.

      According to Lithuanian traditions Aušrinė had an adulterous relationship with the moon god, Mėnuo, for which Mėnuo was punished by the god Perkūnas (Latvian: Pērkons).

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Auseklis — (lettisch für Morgenstern) ist ein baltischer Sternengott und Gott der Morgendämmerung. Auseklis ist der Mondgottheit Méness und der Sonnengöttin Saulė untergeben. Der Überlieferung nach zählt Méness jeden Abend die Sterne. Fehlt der Morgenstern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • auseklis — ausẽklis dkt …   Bendrinės lietuvių kalbos žodyno antraštynas

  • Auseklis — For other uses, see Auseklis (disambiguation). Auseklis (derived from root aus dawn or orient and Latvian: sēkla seed , or from verb aust to rise (for sun, stars or moon), thus Auseklis may carry the meaning of The one who rises ) was a Latvian… …   Wikipedia

  • auseklis — ausẽklis sm. (2) 1. pagaliukas, ant kurio pinamos vyžų ausys apivarams įverti: Pervėrė per vyžo ausis ausekliùs Kb. Kokie išeis tavo vyžai, matai, jog ausẽkliai kreivi Dbč. 2. žemas su ąsomis (ausimis) kubiliukas: Čia pat šaukštai, druskinė… …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Auseklis Ozols — is an American painter and fine arts educator, based in New Orleans, Louisiana.Ozols was born in Latvia in 1941. He moved to the U.S. with his family in 1950. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Trenton School of… …   Wikipedia

  • Auseklis (disambiguation) — Auseklis may refer to:*Deity from the Latvian mythology *Pen name for Latvian poet and author Miķelis Krogzemis …   Wikipedia

  • АУСЕКЛИС (Auseklis) — (наст. имя и фам. Микелис Крогземис Krogzemis) (1850 79), латышский поэт. Острые сатиры на немецких баронов и духовенство. Поэтизировал патриархальный быт …   Большой Энциклопедический словарь

  • Аусеклис, Крогзем Микус — [Auseklis, 1850 1879] виднейший латышский поэт 70 х гг. От его стихотворений и прозы веет еще порывом и бодростью национально освободительного движения 60 х гг., но содержание их уже отражает реакционные настроения зажиточных слоев латвийского… …   Большая биографическая энциклопедия

  • Latvian mythology — Latvian culture, along with Lithuanian, is among the oldest surviving Indo European cultures. Much of its symbolism (an example is the pērkonkrusts or thunder cross) is ancient. Its seasons, festivals, and numerous deities reflect the essential… …   Wikipedia

  • Zvaigznes — In ancient Latvian culture, Zvaignzes ( star ) referred to several different ideas. # short for Zvaigznes Diena, a holiday. # Zelta Zvaigznes ( golden star ) was an alternate name for Auseklis # Ausekla Zvaigzne ( star of Auseklis ) was Auseklis… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”