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Probable cult hill at the Sauka castle mound

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Viesītes
Parish:
Elkšņu
Other references to the location
130 m direction ESE from Sauka castle mound, 150 m direction E from Lake Sauka, in a thick forest, 150 m direction W from a road leading along the eastern bank of the lake.
Coordinates
lat=56.2538833333, lon=25.5133833333
56° 15' 13" N, 25° 30' 48" E
Description

Probable cult hill of the Devil's Mouthful Hillock at the Sauka castle mound. Probably, an ancient cult site. Similar as in other places of Selonia, also here next to the castle mound is a smaller hillock, which may have been used in the ancient times as a holy site.

Narrative

The hillock, which is overgrown with pines and

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bushes, is called - Devil's Mouthful Hillock; and there is a story telling the hillock had been made by the Devil by carrying soil to the present place.

Attraction
Small.
Availability
Hard to access. A small meadow with Siberian hogweed and a marshy area shall be crossed. Without special clothes (rubber boots, sealed clothing) the examination of the hill is not recommended.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
Since the hill is located on Lake Sauka banks, which in turn is located in Sauka Nature park (a popular tourism destination), there are campings and facilitated recreation sites close to it. The castle mound is located on Lake Sauka banks, which is n
Local info
No information on site about the cult hill.
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private
Comments
Access is hindered by the thick bushes and large areas of Siberian hogweed in two sides thereof.

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