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The Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux) Ašvieniai

Ašvieniai

More horsey twins can be found in the Baltic region, where many of the older religions included some version of them in their pantheons. The Ašvieniai of Lithuania, who are a whole lot like Ashvins, were mad popular. The Ašvieniai were invoked all the time for protection, and even though the region was thoroughly Christianized a long time ago you can still find their symbol—two horses—painted on the beams of houses and all kinds of other junk.

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