Learning about Lithuania

Eglė, Queen of Serpents (Eglė žalčių karalienė)

You have read the story of Eglė, Queen of Serpents. Now answer these questions.

1. How did Eglė react when she first saw the snake?

2. What was Eglė’s first impression of the snake?

3. Why did Eglė agree to marry the snake?

4. Why did Eglė’s father try to trick the snake?

5. What made Eglė change her mind about marrying Žilvinas?

6. Eglė was very happy in her underwater kingdom. Why did she want to leave?

7. Why did Eglė’s family decide to kill Žilvinas?

8. How did Eglė react when she found out her husband had been killed?