Auseklītis / Early Morning Star

 

HTB1ANhAcyERMeJjSspjq6ApOXXaRI was surprised to find this die cut on the internet. For me, it is something so Latvian. It is not just a random pattern – it is Latvian symbol – Auseklītis!

Auseklis (The Morning Star)

Auseklis is the Morning Star (Venus).

The symbol is one of many ancient cosmological and magical symbols used in Eastern European folk art and represents the god/goddess as the personification of the planet Venus.

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Her rays protect sleeping souls from the forces of evil. The eight-pointed symbol of the star is used in magical rites, and you must draw this symbol without lifting your hand (in one go) if your spell is to have the desired results!

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In the 1980s, the Auseklītis became the symbol of the third Latvian National Awakening.

Happy to have Auseklitis die cut! Now I can make Latvian cards :)… already did!

Ilze

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