Reference Entry

Zaltys (Europe)

Arthur Cotterell

in A Dictionary of World Mythology

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780192177476
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191726934
Zaltys (Europe)

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The Indo-European Balts—Lithuanians, Prussians, and Letts—revered a harmless green snake, the Lithuanian zaltys. A symbol of fertility, the gentle serpent

Reference Entry.  151 words. 

Subjects: Customs and Traditions

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