Why it happened … and why did Christian tale of Ivan — Fool … and the Jews believe the name derives from the Hebrew — John?
Vans or we Ivana, who do not remember their relationship …
Let's start with ancient mythology, which says that:
VAN — an ancient hero, hero to outwit Svyatogora, one of the strongest and wisest of the gods. There Slavs of old warrior Van is the grandson of Perun.
But back to the mythology of Ancient Van (Ivan), fell in love with the daughter of Belle Svyatogora Meyrueis, asks God for her hand. Svyatogor angry that some death asks to give him his daughter, set a condition — if Vanya hide from him three times and at least once Svyatogor will not find it, then the wedding to be. First time Vanya turned elm in the forest, the second time the star in the sky, but both times was found by Svyatogor "Vescherskoy book." The third time the bird Gamayun Vanya asked to help him hide. And she gave Ivan his three pen. Ivan waved feathers over "Vescherskoy Book" and ordered her to remain silent, and he turned the ring on his hand Mary. Svyatogor found Wang, giving him a wife Meyrueis, and the book burned with anger. From this marriage was born a son — Sadko.