Eglė the Queen of Grass Snakes. Lithuania. Once upon a time there lived an old man and his wife. They had twelve sons and three daughters. The youngest daughter‘s name was Eglė.
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They had twelve sons and three daughters.
The youngest daughter‘s name was Eglė.
An old witch helped Eglė.
Having said good-bye to his wife and children, the grass snake told them not to let anyone know his name.
He promised to come for them in a wave of white foam if he was alive or in a foam of blood if he was dead.
They did not wish to let them back to the sea and decided to find out the grass snake‘s name. The youngest Drebulė got frightened and told her father‘s name.
Eglė‘s brothers called Žilvinas by name and killed him.
Back at the sea Eglė saw a wave of blood coming.
and turned her children and herself into trees.