JŪRATĖ AND KASTYTIS :. Similarities with Homer’s legend. Keywords. Place of legends : The sea Nymph Calipso and mermaid Jūratė : Loved mortal hero passionately W ere the sea Goddesses Under went fatal love Odysseus and Kastytis : E ndurance , courage ous , mortal Gods were:
JŪRATĖ AND KASTYTIS:
Similarities with Homer’s legend
Nymph Calipso and mermaid Jūratė:
Odysseus and Kastytis:
The Goddess Jūratė lived in a beautiful amber palace in the bottom of the Baltic sea.
The immortal GoddessJūratė fell in love with thehandsome youngfisherman Kastytis
Sculpture by Nijolė Gaigalaitė, 1961,
The father of all Gods – Thunder-god Perkūnas became furious and punished lovers.
Kastytis was killed by Perkūnas and Jūratė mourns him to this day.
To Lithuanians, the small, tear – shaped pieces of amber are the tears of Jūratė, as clear and pure as her fatal love.
In 1937, at the International Graphic Art Exhibition in Paris, artist Vaclovas Rataiskis-Ratas was awarded the prix d'honeur for his woodcut illustrations of Jūratė ir Kastytis