New time sometimes gives rise to new Gods. That gods, not pop idols, spinning his ass on TV or occupying the main bands tabloids. Well it (the birth of new gods) or not, the question is rhetorical. But time does not stand still, everything flows — everything changes. Sometimes changing our attitude to some historical figures. Someone goes into oblivion and his name disappears from the memory of man, someone's name became a household word, and someone starts to be associated with the embodiment of the "absolute evil." But there are very few cases where a certain historical person deified, is endowed with the divine essence. Centuries later, the descendants of the Millennium anoint their hero ancestor God.
By assumption, Thor Heyerdahl was a fate awaited the king / chief aces Odin. This wise ruler, who stopped a long war between the Asas and Vans, and bringeth already Confederated Tribes of Central Asia (from Azov) to the north, in Scandinavia, was the first (main, supreme) God northern heathens. Who knows how much time passed before the Scandinavians deified ancestor, before one "king" was one God.
But not only the Scandinavians worshiped their ancestors, with a very high degree of confidence we can say that the Slavs were not such alien.
Radegast (Radagays or Redegast in Roman sources) — God of War Polabian Slavs. God of the earth obodritov (bodrichey and Rarog). Radegast Svarozhich, due to a misunderstanding of the Slavophiles of the 19th century and the present Rodnoverie believe that our ancestors were Slavs "white and fluffy" "shepherds and shepherdesses," was written as God … Hospitality (for guests, visitors or Radhey happy guests, etc.) . Not going to challenge the Slavic hospitality, for it was well known to many ancient writers, but all the same, and recognize the terrible God, white and fluffy not going.
God of War is depicted by the great Russian artist Konstantin Vasilyev, sword in hand, wearing a helmet with an eagle and a bull's head on his chest, for some reason called Sventovitom. But exactly describe idol Radegast Western chroniclers:
"In Mecklenburg obodrity honor God Named Radigost that had the shield on the chest, with the picture of a black bull's head, and still had the ax in his hand, and on the head — the bird.
… Unde to mekelenborch der obytriten affgot de heyt Ridegast, da hadde vor der borst einen schilt, darin stod ein swarte B? Ffelenkop unde hadde in der hant eyue stryd exse unde upp dem kopp eynen vogel ».
In the land ratarey Radegast, according Titmar Merzeburgsky, in the land of retro Radigosche called Svarozhich.
"The city [Ridegoste] nothing but cleverly structures made of wood of the sanctuary, the base of which are the horns of various animals. From the outside, as you can see, its walls decorated with elaborately carved images of various gods and goddesses. Inside, there are hand-made idols, each with a carved name obryazhennye in helmets and armor, which gives them a terrible look. The main one is called Svarozhich and all the Gentiles to respect and honor him more than the others. Banners they also had not taken out from there, with the possible exception of military necessity, and they can only take out foot soldiers. "
Svarozhich — not the son of Svarog, as usual trying to present, and most likely belonging to the tribe of heaven (as Dregovichi from dryaga — swamp).
He is not God of hospitality, under whose blows shook the Roman Empire, one whose warriors fiery wave swept through the lands of the Empire, devastating, making the destruction of Italic. "Wrath of the ancient Gods attacked us" — wrote the Roman chroniclers, when the troops' Barbara of the barbarians "to come close to the walls of Rome.
"When he threatened the Roman fortress, the city went all doubt the Gentiles has come de enemy, a powerful force for the rich as well as with the support of the gods, and the city because in despair and just about ready to fall, that I forgot the gods and sacrifice. All filled with mournful groans, and then there was talk about reopening ceremony and performed sacrifices throughout the city resented wicked, diarrhea everywhere the name of Christ. "
(Orosius, "History against the pagans")
I did not know the terrible leader of the Slavs mercy to enemies:
"Radagays, the most terrible of all the ancient and present enemies, suddenly attacked and overran the whole of Italy … He, as is the custom of this kind of barbarian tribes, promised all the blood of the Roman people to drink in honor of the gods."
(Orosius, "History against the pagans")
He did not know and defeats, his head bowed before him defeated. He could not overcome the Romans in open battle, even after collecting all possible forces, as soon as the Allies prepared to betrayal, sided with the enemy, forced to move to the rocky heights of Radegast Fiesole. Where, after a long siege, driven by hunger Radegast soldiers went on break, but were driven legions of Stilicho. In 406, the Radegast was killed. Snake bit on who could not take in a fair fight.
Descendants deified Radegast in Radigosche His idol was installed. Idol of the Slavic God of War. To the Slavs of the time, became the leader of the Radegast Svarozhich became Heavenly Warrior. Perhaps the earthly incarnation of Perun.
Today, one can observe a similar process of deification is another person: Prince Russes — Sviatoslav the Brave.
Still working on the competition "Svyatoslav Khorobrit" sent by reading and watching the work, communicating with different people, different ages, sometimes separated by thousands of miles, I noticed that many people Svyatoslav became much more than just a prince Rusov.
His life and death are cluttered with myths, his name became a symbol of the struggle for freedom of the Russian people. It is perceived as a liberator of Prince Svyatoslav in the minds of many. Image Sviatoslav long merged with the image of the Russian hero, winner of the Miracle-Yuda three-headed snake.
Marvel flew head-Yuda under the blows of Russian heroic swords. Khazar perished Guard — the Muslim cavalry (al-larisiya) had sprung a wave on a steel structure Svyatoslavovoy phalanx.
The victory over the Khazars — this is what we remember, and for the glory of the Prince. The victory, which liberated our ancestors from Khazar rule. And because it was a victory! Yes, such that in the 16th century Muscovy (reported Herberstein) remember the horrors of the Khazar domination, but can not remember what kind of and how were these Khazars. Khazaria was razed to the ground, Itil ruins were only discovered in the late 20th century. The fate of the Khazars was akin obrov fate, from which only the name remains, but the memory of the atrocities over the Slavs.
But, poisonous blood Miracle-Yuden the blood of Medusa the Gorgon, carried a veiled threat, where the fall of the Khazar drop of blood, was born serpent. Drop by drop, to the serpent serpent, ball to ball and Wonder Yudo again with fire and venom burns Russia and the Russian people.
Not for nothing from the past sounded: "I go to you!". It's time, requiring a Russian hero, terrible turmoil.
The glory of the Russian hero is Bratina around. The glory of the Russian hero raises his hand to the sun on the temple. The glory of Prince Rusov name their children. "I go to you" — uttered hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of votes.
Svyatoslav today more than just a historical person whose name is reflected only in textbooks or scientific literature. Prince's name supports the spirit of those who do not want to live under the thumb neohazarskogo yoke. Svyatoslav was a role model, an example of resilience of spirit. To go through. Go and do not give up. To fight for their freedom and the freedom of his family. Fight and win, because "dead shame no shame."
"Do not disgrace the Russian land, polyazhem bones here — dead bo shame not prop" — addressed under Dorostol Svyatoslav to his men, that's interesting, is not it with such words under Fiesole Radegast turned to his voyam, leading them in the last fight? Not for us to see, through the ages are turning two princes?
Yes, novoslavie. Yeah, probably not very authentic and has not been in the 9th century Russian God Svyatoslav. Gods are born, but the gods and become. Svyatoslav repeats the way Odin and Radegast. So much in common can be seen in the biographies Radegast and Sviatoslav.
Today, many Russian guys … guys are praising it as Sviatoslav Russian God. Glory as God's righteous war of liberation.
"Man is something that should outperform." Not defeated in open battle, who came "to you, 'and" had no shame, "surpassed only human. His name strikes fear into enemies, turning them to flight. It was said: "Let our children will be like Him."
Svyatoslav not gone, he is always with us in our hearts. And he has the right to take its place of honor in the pantheon of Russian Gods.
Glory Svyatoslav, Prince of Rus!
Russian glory to God just war!