Sacred place of Grass-snake's Hill

Movie "Sacred place of Grass-snake's Hill" of Rimvydas Budrys (Palanga) is about legendary sacred hill Alkas and it's surroundings. The hill is situated in Salantai district. It is ancient mound, where sacrifices for pagonic God of Grass-snakes Pilvytis were given. The High Priest and priestesses lived in this this sacred hill. The priestesses were the last ones in Lithuania, who guarded sacred fire till the beginning of 17th century. The sacred oak grew in this sacred hill, the oak withered and was cut down in 2002. The most important places of the sacred hill were searched in this movie. The most important finding is the sacrifice stone. In our days very hard to find this stone, as it is overgrown with bushes. Interesting sign is that the wind started blowing while staying in this sacred place.


Sacred place of Grass-snake's Hill

(Rimvydas Budrys, 2009, 27 min.)



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