Aukakalnis in the village of Doškonys

Mythological places

The hill, which also resembles a slightly flattened pyramid, is bound on three sides of Lake Daugai (also known as Lake Didžiulis). In pagan times, sacrifices were offered here (hence the name of the hill, auka meaning sacrifice). Archeologists have discovered the remnants of the hill, where priestesses tended a fire in honour of Perkūnas (the Baltic god of thunder). When they refused to continue tending it, Perkūnas was angered and struck the castle with fiery lightning. The castle shattered into tiny pieces which were forcefully driven into the slopes of the hill. Today, if one looks carefully, pebbles from the remnants of the castle can be seen on the slopes.
Aukakalnis is listed on the Register of Immovable Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Lithuania.

GPS: 54.353737, 24.384249 (WGS)

Photographs from archives Alytaus Tourism Information Centre

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    Buvome kaip turistai
    2022-03-18

    2021 06 buvome prie šio piliakalnio, apleistas apauga medžiais, nešienautas Aukakalnis! Po lietaus tiesiog nebuvo kaip užlipti žolė aukšta ir šlapia! Kelio galas iki Aukakalnio kokia 150 metrų apgailėtinas, duobėtas, o privažiavus nėra kur apsisukti turi link gyventojo važiuot kad apsisuktime! Gaila kad taip, apleistas Aukakalnis ir iki jo davažiavimas!