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Austra & Ūsiņš Candle | 100% Beeswax

Austra & Ūsiņš Candle | 100% Beeswax

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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
All our candles are hand poured and made in a purposeful rustic style. We feel this further communicates their lightly processed origin.
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Beautiful candles

Love being able to find candles that are both so thoughtfully and beautifully made and allow me to connect to my Latvian ancestors.

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commonly asked questions

how should i treat my wick?

trim your wick 1/4" before burning, and always let your wax melt to the edge before extinguishing.

what makes needfire candles better?

all of our candles are 100% beeswax, sourced from small farms and apiaries throughout the united states

isn't soy eco friendly?

soy primarily comes from large factory farms and is one of the leading contributors to agricultural deforestation