Lithuanian legendThe name Jūratė (Yourate) comes from the Lithuanian jūra (youra). It means the sea.
After a storm at the Baltic sea you can find some amber inthe sand. Children collect these little yellow stones andremember the story of Jūratė and Kastytis.
Long long ago a young fisherman Kastytis lived togetherwith his mother Motule.
Meanwhile, the old nanny fish says to Kastytis, “The gulls said your mother is very sad. Stop dancing!” Kastytis runs out of the castle. “I’m going to the land. Where’s Jūratė?” “She’s singing to Perkūnas”, says the nanny fish. “Hurry up!” The fish points to the shell with seahorses. Kastytis jumps into the shell and hurries to the shore.
Photos by Marina Lutsenko, Raisa Shapiro, Daniel MilnerThis is the legend of theorigin of amber.According to thelegend, amber stones arepieces of Jūratė‘s castle.
ScupltureJūratė and Kastytisin Palanga, Lithuanian resortby the Baltic sea
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This is a part of Comenius project Legends of Our Regions 2012-2014 activities