Kurši/Curonians, the Baltic vikings


A short movie about Baltic tribe Kurši/ Curonians with English subtitles. One of the pagan tribes, who formed Latvian nation, in early Middle Ages was known as fierce warriors and sea riders, kinda Baltic vikings.
Skyforger have song about them in album Kauja pie Saules, called Kurši.


12 thoughts on “Kurši/Curonians, the Baltic vikings

  1. Hello, I search for other people that search for authenticity in paganism and are ready to do something for it. I buyed a house here in Latvia, land of the holy pagan songs, and i try to establish here a self sufficient community to dive into the depths of Lativan culture to recuperate the real pagan religion that was lost somewhere here. If you are interested can live free here. Please contact me hubahuba@1email.eu

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  2. I can tell there’s some inaccuracies, like claiming that curronians were the only balts with sacred trees and sacred woods. Here in Lietuva, there’s quite a few( the most famous being ‘Sventaragis’ in Vinlius). Historical records also show that one of the reasons why lithuanians were so reluctant to accept Christianity was because the Christians wanted to cut down the sacred forests. (One account tells of women begging and crying in front of King Mindaugas, asking him to save the sacred forests).
    But overall a good doc.

    • I don’t think they are claiming that only Curonians had sacred groves and trees, probably you misunderstood something, because every historian here knows that sacred trees and groves was all over the Baltic lands. There is written stories of how christian missionaries were killed in Old Prussia because they entered the sacred forests, where entrance was forbidden for people.

  3. I’m proud to be Curonian and happy to discuss any opportunities regarding this matter
    Greetings from Sydney e mail:tech@liqmet.com

  4. A newly discovered Curonian with my homelands lying along the Danga river outside of Memel. My family name is Dangelat (Danga – lat). Proud to be Curonian! Passing on all cultural information I can gather to my son. Anyone who has further information on the Curonians, their mythological beliefs, etc. I would be very grateful to make contact with you for my further education of this great ancient tribe!

    • I think there were some videos on youtube about Kurši/Curonians. We have great book here, written by Agris Dzenis, about Curonian
      nobles/freemen, but it is only available in Latvian language. If you like, I can send on your email some Pdf files to read, not much in English though.

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