The 7 most famous Basque mythological figures
Every culture has its own myths and legends, and the Basque Country is no exception. From prehistoric times on, and then under the influence of the Romans and the Christians, Basque mythology evolved into richer forms, adding characters and tales to its reservoir.
As in many other cultures, Basque mythology builds upon the four natural elements, "sua" (fire), "lurra" (earth), "airea" (air) and "ura" (water). 🔥 🌱🌬️💧
Today we're sharing with you the 7 most famous Basque mythological figures:
The goddess of the earth. 🌍
From "ama" (mother) and "lur" (earth).
Literally means ‘Lord of the Forest’. Is the wild man of the woods. 🌳
From "baso" (forest) and "jaun" (lord).
A mother goddess, and wife of the deity Sugaar.
She personifies the sacred unity of the cosmos. That's why she can take form of any manifestation of life (human, animal, vegetable...). 🧬🌱