Ausrine of Saule
- meaning "of Saule" most important because of family history originating in modern Lithuanian city of Siaulia [sic]


first documented by Jan Łasicki as Ausca and described as goddess of the rays of the sun that descend and rise above the horizon -
  • His 18-page Concerning the gods of Samagitians, and other Sarmatians and false Christians (De diis Samagitarum caeterorumque Sarmatarum et falsorum Christianorum, written ca. 1582 and published in 1615) provides a list of Lithuanian gods
  • His major work is eight-volume Historia de origine et rebus gestis fratrum Bohemicorum. Only one volume survives, which deals with customs and organization of the Brethren and was first published in 1660.

not found in Das Rigische Schuldbuch

Аушрине - in Russian, not in Wickenden

DMNES = Aurisma f. Proto-Indo-European aues 'brilliant, shining', related to Proto-Italic*auzōs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsōs 'dawn' + Latin -is(s)(i)ma, a superlative suffix. France, Latin ● c823 Auresma (nom) irminon-vol2 32, Palatiolum, Aurisma (nom) ibid. 69

Database of Medieval Names - Asrun, Astrina, Astruga.


documented in Livonian Chronicle for the year 1236
and in 1358 (?) as Saule
not found in Das Rigische Schuldbuch (1286-1352) index - Saule, Savle, Sh-, Siaul*, Soule, Sovle; closest found = Saluce, Siveke

Wickenden has: Shala, Shalai (Shalaeva, crazy), Shavlyga (given name), Savlii (var. of Savel, Rus. of Saul), Shila/o (awl), not as a placename.

Saule means sun, also refers to the sun goddess who was either Ausrine's mother, or her rival for the love of the moon god. So Ausrine of Saule may be presumptuous?