by Aldis Pūtelis

The Latvian god of horses. One of the deities mentioned by the Jesuit Joannis Stribingius in his travel account to the forgotten lands of eastern Latvia. The name is a somewhat corrupted form of the better known Ūsiņš. Stribingius describes him as a god of horses exclusively, but there have been attempts to make Usins a deity of bees or light.1