Witches of Šatrija
wood carving by D. Šakalienė
In Samogitia, the western region of Lithuania, near the city of Telšiai, there is a hill named Šatrija (pronounced: "shah - tria") on which, at certain times of the year, all witches of Samogitia gathered. It is said that the hill itself was built by witches mounding earth over a local Christian church. The purpose of these gatherings and what the witches did are shrouded in mystery.
It is known that on Šatrija in ancient times on the third Saturday of July of every year, pagan Samogitians celebrated the cult of Gabija, their goddess of a home's hearth. Before the i
Alexandru cel Bun “ Alexander the Good married Lithuania gypsy witch name Anna Rymgajla her Christian name was Elizabeth mother was High Priestess and Gypsy witch called Birutė and was a Beirute or Vaidilute . In ancient Lithuanian religion, a vaidilutė was a type of priestess who kept watch over the sacred fire, somewhat the equivalent of a Vestal Virgin. Birute came from the Samogitia family or Gypsy Pagan witches. However, the language of the Gypsies in Lithuania is quite the same as that of the inhabitants of Samogitia (Zmujdz). Birute is called Birute Kalna or Fire Witch or Witch Hill. Birute is the Gypsy witch mother of Anna Rymagajla who married Alexander I or Alexandru Cel Bun of Moldavia and they had a gypsy witch daughter name Cneajna ( A Gypsy Lithuanian Witch from Samogitia Gypsy Witch tribe of her Gypsy Grandmother Birute . Cneajna who married Vlad Dracul and later her son Vlad Dracula was in fact Gypsy Witch with B Rh negative Gypsy Royal blood from Grandmother Birute Gypsy Witch Priestess of Fire in Lithuania.
The Hill of Witches (Lithuanian: Raganų Kalnas) is an outdoor sculpture gallery near Juodkrantė, Lithuania.
The name is a feminine form of the masculine, Rimgailas, which is composed of the ancient Lithuanian elements rimti meaning “serious; be calm” and gailas meaning “strong.” Its designated name day in Lithuania is September 15th. Sometimes rendered as Rymgajla or Ryngalla, (Polish adaptations), was the daughter of Kestustis and Birute of Lithuanian and the sister of Vytautas the Great (circ. 1300s-1400s). She became princess of Moravia by marriage and princess of Moldovia upon her second marriage. Her Christian name was Elisabeth.
About Birutė (of Palanga)
Probably she was born near Palanga to a Samogitian or Curonian magnate family. The story of her marriage to Kęstutis became a romantic legend in Lithuania. Chronicles mention that Birutė was a priestess (Lithuanian: vaidilutė and served the Pagan gods by guarding the sacred fire.
Posted on December 29, 2009
The name comes directly from the Lithuanian word for priestess.
In ancient Lithuanian religion, a vaidilutė was a type of priestess who kept watch over the sacred fire, somewhat the equivalent of a Vestal Virgin.
Its designated name-day is December 28.
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