Study Guide

The Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux) Ašvieniai

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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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