Austra & Ūsiņš Candle- 100% Beeswax
Also known as Dzīvība (life). Ūsiņš is a deity of flowering and prosperity in Latvian mythology, symbol of light and spring, guardian and patron of horses and bees. Ūsīņš brings greenery at the start of Summer (May 9th on the Gregorian calendar), when the horses are taken out to start plowing the fields, and migrant workers and servants transplant north for work at the start of the new farm season. In arts and crafts, the sign of Ūsiņš is most commonly appied to gloves — that they would bestow success to the wearer in their travels. Since Ūsiņš is a god of light, his horses are the carriers of the Sun.
Austra Tree: World order, linking past, present, and future. Guardian of the beautiful and valuable. Luck, blessings, success.
Designed in Latvia - Poured at Needfire Apothecary
Our candles are often made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for order fulfillment.
All our candles are hand poured and made in a purposeful rustic style. We feel this further communicates their lightly processed origin. They are designed this way with intention, and may include imperfections. That being said, we are confident they will all burn with perfection.