The Irminsul was the cultural and religious symbol of the Saxon people, represented by oak or wooden pillars. Beside the Thor’s Hammer or the Valknut, the Irminsul has become one of the most important symbols among the northern followers. The symbol of life has largely replaced the symbol of fight, particularly in continental Europe. Past writers have described it by a variety of names. It has been called irmansuli, irmansul, avarian, yrmensule, Ermensul, along with several others. Today it is generally recognized as “Irminsul.”
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Lithuanian Pagan Pantheon: Laima
– “a fate”, or “a luck”. She is the goddess of the human’s destiny, appearing in most important moments of life. A patron of births and childhood. Sometimes she is also presented as a goddess of love (instead of nowadays goddess of love Milda).
Lithuanian Pagan Pantheon: Perkunas
– is a baltic god of thunder, lightning and rain. Closely related to slavic Perun, as well as nordic Thor. He is presented with many different weapons, mainly with axe. He is a creator of his weapons, sometimes with a helo of a god-blacksmith Televalis Representing positvive, active forces of the universe, Perkunas is a defender of the humanity. He’s sacred tree is oak.
Lithuanian Pagan Pantheon: Gabija
– “a candle”, or “a light”. She’s a patron of the fire, linked with a sacred fire Aukuras. She’s also a patron of household and a family.
Pictish Tribes - abt. A.D. 150