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Tree of the East

Tree of the East
 
The Austras Koks (Tree of the East) is a mystical tree consisting of silver leaves, gold branches and copper roots it was to have been located on 1 of 4 rivers, the Daugava, Kurzeme, Vidzame, or Latgale. This tree was to have grown with the start of the sun goddesses(Saules) journey trough the sky, from east to west. It is a Latvian myth that this is the tree of life representing birth and death with the rise and fall of the sun. These myths were compiled from centuries of songs and story telling passed along by word of mouth.
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