Jūratė and Kastytis, from the series The Ravens
25 Feb 1910 - 03 Jan 1973
This print illustrates the popular Lithuanian fairytale 'Jūratė and Kastytis', in which the Goddess Jūratė (sometimes described as a mermaid) who lived in an amber castle under the sea, ruled the sea and sea-life. She was disturbed one day by a young fisherman Kastytis, and they fell in love. Perkūnas, the Thunder God, was jealous and destroyed her amber castle in his anger; today, pieces of amber washed up on the seashore are ascribed to this event.