Warrior of Ancient Russia — this is not soldiers

Warrior of Ancient Russia

Warrior of Ancient Russia — this is not "soldiers" in the modern sense of the word. Warrior — a state of mind, is a recognized vocation. Modern "soldiers" — faceless, bezynitsiativen and often bezduhoven. He — a craftsman of the war, the inhabitant, protecting philistine values. His face hidden by a mask, and he sees only the enemy through the scope of his gun. He fights, not looking into the eyes of the enemy, but only by pressing the trigger button on the remote control or by a "means of mass destruction." Warrior Spirit, personal heroism, which featured Warriors Antiquities, he often just do not need …

Our ancestors, taking novice in military squads, primarily subjected him to severe tests. After Militia — it's like a big family with their specific attitudes and practices, with real kinship, family and trustworthy, established and entrenched in battles and martial troubles, where all stand to one another mountain, where everyone is ready to fight back cover is another and where everyone knows that his friend, if necessary, do the same.

Forced to walk in the squad do not force anyone. For what is the use in battle from a man who is not on the path of the Heart of Military? Moreover, coercion not go your way — do not trust …
Therefore, the first thing a beginner should be worthy guarantors from experienced soldiers already held in the squad. Besides elders — Dear representatives of, from which comes the new warriors, had to take an oath that if he dies in battle, the relatives of the fallen warrior will not avenge his squad, and the prince, under whose banners fought their kin …
Needless Military Dedication took place in a few laps.
First round — check for endurance. Way to test this would be very, very much. For example, which at the beginner wear full heavy equipment (helmet, coat of mail, shield, battle ax …) and forced to run a few miles on rough terrain (forest with many fallen trees, field gullies, etc.), followed by heels allowed chase, do not let him make a break …
Second round was a test of the actual military skill. Here freshman forced to do battle with several experienced warriors, the total number of which is likely to change. As the battle was fought with their bare hands and with arms. While watching the novice keeps punches as suffering pain as he is clever and resourceful, can not be a panic and madness of combat …
The third circle was checking Fire — Sacred Verses, patronizing all military class. Newbie here had to go barefoot on the trail of hot coals and do not burn their feet. Severe burns, bude any subject remained on his feet, and talked about his lack of strength of mind and revered as a sign of his rejection by Perun …
If the newcomer passed with flying colors, all three of the Circle, at the appointed day the whole Militia going to temple, where the magician performed on him the Martial Rite of Initiation. Here, the young soldier was given a new name, which in some cases could keep them in secret life. Naming ritual accompanied by the "death" is dedicated by his celebrated funeral feast and for a time were treated as "dead." Whereupon the magician "animating" his power of celestial fire, when he Svarog — Smithy Heavenly "perekovyval" His fate is in his Heavenly Forge, that give the initiate a new life instead of "taken away" the old …
Martial Rite of Initiation and adoption in the squad called the Black Rite Perun. "Black" — because it was conducted in secret, and no one other than a religious rite kings, prince and vigilantes could not to attend. (Random curious to punish by death.)
Here there is a vested Fraternization young warrior with the old warriors, and the Brotherhood is often revered above uterine …

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