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Zemyna, also known as Žemyna, wass the goddess of the earth in ancient Lithuanian religion, who was the daughter of Saulė and wife of Perkunas.

The goddess is said to personify the fertile earth and nourish all life, such as humans, animals and plants. Besides being a provides of life, she also took life, as all that is born on earth will also die on it.

She was notably worshipped by during celebrations like weddings or harvests. Her worship included sacrifices, such as the spilling of beer and the killing, cooking and consumption of chicken. Prayers were also performed with a loaf of bread.

Other rites included also the worship of the ground itself.

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