LAKE SVĒTE AND ELKUS HILLOCK

Nature / landscape

Lake Svēte and Elkus Hillock (Elkus kalns) is considered to be among the most notable Semigallian worship places. The hillock is located halfway between Lake Zebrus and Lake Svēte and, according to legends, a secret road made of limestone, the God’s or Priest’s Road, led from Lake Zebrus to Ezerlūķi Hillfort. The lake and the hill are located in an area surrounded by forests and swamps, and during the prehistoric period, it was home to a Semigallian sacred site.

Country

Latvia

Historic land

Semigallia

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