Giltine

March 26th, 2008 by sabrina

Giltine (pronounced GIL-tea-nay) is the Lithuanian Goddess of death. Her name derives from a word which means both “yellow” and “stinging”, and it is said that she has a poisonous tongue. She collects the poison from graveyards, and then uses it to lick those whose death is imminent. She is also known to strangle her victims. Giltine is usually shown as tall and thin, dressed in white, and with her tongue sticking out.

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