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:
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 Goddess the bottom of the Baltic sea.Jūratė fell in love with thehandsome youngfisherman Kastytis
Sculpture by Nijolė Gaigalaitė, 1961,
The father of all Gods – Thunder-god the bottom of the Baltic sea.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