Siggones, the second class of priests among the ancient Prussians. They were probably more widely scattered over the country than were the Grivaites (the first class), who dwelt constantly at the sanctuary Romowa; and even there the Siggones were probably found, since it was a Siggo who slew bishop Adalbert on the borders of the sacred forest of Samland, near Romowa. The name Siggo is suggestive of blessing (German, Segen), to pronounce which; over the people, may have been the principal business of these priests. It would seem that they also had supervision over the sacred groves, forests, fountains, hills, etc. Possibly their residences were chosen with reference to such places, so that they might conveniently receive the sacrificial gifts of the people in exchange for their blessing.

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