The Pivašiūnai mound’s legend has it that in the old days there was a temple on this mound, and at that time the mound was not so high. People would come here to pray and would bring a hat full of land, that is how they made this mound. The legend further has it that the mound of Pivašiūnai belonged to a son of the duke of Pilėnai, Margis. Therefore, the brave duke is said to have been buried on the mound.
The mound dates back to the 1st millennium. An excellent panorama of the mound opens up from the churchyard.
Pivašiūnai, Alytaus r.
GPS: 54.460885, 24.366999 (WGS)
Authors of photographs: A. Lavrėnovas, J. Struckienė.