On the Cult of the Snake in Ancient Baltic and Slavic Tradition (based on language material from the Latvian folksongs)

@inproceedings{Eckert1998OnTC,
  title={On the Cult of the Snake in Ancient Baltic and Slavic Tradition (based on language material from the Latvian folksongs)},
  author={Rainer Eckert},
  year={1998}
}
In his book about the Balts and Aryans' the Indian specialist of Comparative Linguistics S. K. Chaterji compared two motifs from the folkpoetic tradition of these tribes with a surprising correspondence: The Lithuanian legend about Egle, the queen of the grass snakes {Egle, zalcihi karaliene), and the Old Indian myth about Princess Himal, who was married to the king of the snakes. Since the 16th Century, thanks to the works of Maletius, Lasicius, Narbutas, Krecinskis and others, we know about…