Protector of the Fire Gabija (also Gabieta or Gabeta) is a Lithuanian hearth goddess, specifically the spirit of fire. She acts as the protector of the house and may appear as a rooster, a red cat, or.
In January 1991, the Lithuanian Parliament was for weeks surrounded by hordes of people, bonfires, concrete blocks and vehicles that the Lithuanian people had brought there to protect their leader and their elected representatives against the Soviet atrocities against innocent people. Today, exactly 22 years later, the Parliament is surrounded by peaceful, quiet winter streets. Top photo: Zenono Nekrošiaus