Ancient Slavic basnoslovie

Sadko

Not so much the lack of a record pertaining to the ancient Slavic basnosloviya as nestaranie on the development of these things are the subject of dry tales, the reason that we have so far a systematic description of the gods now. Former shortly education Christianity Slavic tribes writers had reason enough to tell or completely silent about idolatry, still not completely cut off, and be respected by many as the faith of their fathers.

But we look for the fabulous faith, develop, and how much can be more fully present no danger: for this is the story for us is nothing else like food curiosity and if anything this major of thereof can learn, from the creation of man himself of the gods, of course in his own image that is, in its national property, customs, way of life, the degree of education, and even of the imagination, causing proizvestitelnitsy first of all, in any kind of fiction, it is better able to find an intelligent and moral guise of our ancestors. The images of the case, even the names of the gods sama famous people, the essence of how many properties thereof. Indians have, humble people, the gods are kind and gentle, evil is lack of power, at least not otherwise distribute it as stealth of supervising over them good gods. Happy ahayskoe nebosklonenie cheerfulness residents, active imagination, litseobrazovalo gods and they joined their action, fun, enjoyable and you can think of, and during the idolatry of the Greeks, for the pleasant and often useful tales honored. Barbarism reigned in Tauris, ascended to the degree of the goddess Diana (may be called by the Greeks as a deity, and otherwise there named), which requires blood strangers.

Varied for each country in the world opened, the natural heaven, various air conditions, the dissolution of air from it happening fructify the earth, both in quantity and in quality of works, most of the countries zemlelog, enclosed to the property of the people, contributed to consideration so dreamy creatures. Why is reasonable considering the way basnobozhie ancient Slavs, upovatelno that will open some ancient veil that hid their property umonachertany of things around them, the range of knowledge, morals, and although a few, the very image of thought.

Describing the work of imagination, or dreaming, I do not think we have erred, if encountered voids and gaps in her works, I'll fill the property under the old become a fantasy. True, the erased or slinyalye in ancient paintings, doctored with new colors, although the historic become, reduce the price of paintings, but there is nothing better than anything? And is not it better Fidasova Venus with forged in the taste of this famous ancient masters of arms and legs, than when used alone left her body, and that can be sometimes even beaten out?

We know what to fix or correct the ancient Greek and Latin writers waged their best but it made Ispravka avtorovo fall for a word or a thought? And perhaps other not done under the guise of revisions of the manuscript, the author corrected the words and thoughts of what he would have found himself in sostoyaniyanii thank.

I had moved into extensive and diverse realm of fantasy ancient Slavs, wandering through them, I will collect entirely dreamy ideas and their small particles, and these last conformed to the ordering, supplement this material is the kingdom and the laws of imagination and dreams.

Although the origin of the gods, or a Slavic feogoniya not preserved for us, so that in due time of course ought to be, but also the properties of the gods, or better, of natural things, their actions and events can conclude and dreamed of add origin. "Edda" tells the story of a few clearly rank, in order of origin tseltiyskih gods of Greek ancestry feogonii of add for every svedomee than the young German baron his. Slavs lived in a neighborhood with both, and will be, in their dreams, and imitated the two, or maybe both of the originals were in the hold. And so I, following a Greek dividers gods, especially going into actually in Slavic basnobozhie and almost blotted out on this line doiskivayas separating of the property itself so the gods on high-flown, earth, land and water.

 

1. So one of the gods put prevysprennih deification being located outside the land, and as the judges only by showing their actions perceptible to man. And those gods are:

Perun, ether drift thunder.

Zlata Baba, silence, peace.

Svetovid, the sun, the vital heat.

Znich, start a fire, ether.

White god, good, and a good start.

Strong God, Mighty God.

Dazhbog and prosperity.

Stomach, the preservation of life

Ice, war.

Carol, peace.

Pleasures, pleasure.

Harmony, beauty.

Her children:

Lola, love.

Polel, marriage.

Deed, marriage.

Didiliya, procreation.

Shimmering, dawn goddess of the harvest.

 

2. Terrestrial those whom property withdrawn from the earth mineral products, to the vital human needs, or for pleasure tokmo onyya employees, and they seem to have been patrons.

Gurnard, the earth.

Hair Mogosa gods, patronizing cattle.

Swim, fruits of the earth.

Rodomysl, giver of good advice.

Sva, the goddess of fruit.

Yawn, the goddess of hunting.

Mind you, God mezhey.

Prone, or Provence, god prorekaniya.

Rodegast, the god of hospitality and cities.

Kors, god of drunkenness.

Yassa

Pozvizd, the god of storms and winds.

Dogoda, marshmallows.

Zimtserla or Zimsterla, spring.

Zimerzla, winter.

 

3. Hells gods, koi portray him revenge and punishment for inheriting lawlessness and vice.

Tions, reigns over the nether.

Chernobog, god of vengeance.

Baba Yaga.

Hobgoblin, god of sleep.

 

4. Water, of which power extends over the waters, discharge the same point:

The king of the sea. Mermaid.

The miracle of the sea. Vodoviki, water devils.

Perfume:

Sprites. Kuzia.

Brownies. Devils.

Walls. Demons.

Lizunov.

Demigods or heroes:

Polkan. Magus.

Volotov. Volhovets.

Slavs. Rudotok.

Lake obozhennyya:

Ilmer.

Studenets.

Rivers:

Bug.

Don.

 

But the purity of mind of the Slavic people can take the fact that their belief of many pagan(not saying all of them) is the pure. For they are the natural action of the gods, his charity will have on human influence, and employees to fear and punishment of iniquity, evenly as natural features and excellence of deification.

These things entering creator "Vladimiriyady" so speaks thereof:

 

What is the North admitted sacred deity;

These were the actions and properties of Nature,

Human weaknesses, hearts blind passion.

 

     And you can have for these things were added and dobryya blagotvornyya act.

In all their basnobozhii no god that you could find an injured man, as we find in the Greek (I'm not talking about the Romans, all of them occupied), and samples of their finikian, Egyptians and Assyrians. And this must attribute the natural light of the mind, that death can not be immortal. The situation is simple, but, it seems, ill enlighten people praising his education, and in many ways our teachers.

However, do not seem to know it was a Supreme Being Slavs vsesotvoryaschee Almighty Being, and the word of God of gods, and that meter, it was God's own name. Others were subordinate to him as, or more, litseobrazovannye properties of nature. God, like a bearer of light, heat, soil fertility and ozhivitel nature Svetovid named, and the abstract shalt also be a god of light and enlightenment of the mind. God, causing thunder, lightning, was called Perun, who also in the abstract, there is a god awesome fury ether-fire strikes, lawless. Bel-god, or the good god, is the giver of all good. Mighty God, The Most High one of the properties, a deity truly moral. But all these things from the description of each god in particular will be seen with obvious clarity. Just mention something about the goddess Lada and her children. Nothing, it seems funnier to beauty Lada was the mother of four of his children: the number of full, add nothing, but the decrease imperfections. In beauty, Lada, the first son of Lola, that is, love, cherish, a second behind, Polel, or marriage, that morality as love to be ending with a marriage, but this still dissatisfied, to be the son of the god of marriage, and shalt have Dido, whose Didiliya wife, the goddess of fertility, protector of this very undefiled life. There is nothing more beautiful than this family, because there's nothing at all to approval, and it is truth itself, in different persons represented.

Here is a picture that shows that Slavic basnobozhie was prudent, as the gods of their abstract concepts were litseobrazovany and, moreover, often witty and always true. If we subtract the fabulous name, now and we think differently, and our ancestors, even think that this way of thinking all the general education of the people. Beauty, love, marriage, marriage, procreation, the essence of all men and the concept of the pin. Sun Earth's charitable nature, thunder strikes fear, a golden nature, common people mother, goodness, strength, charity benefits, zhivotodatelstvo, arising over the essence of the old ideas, on which they have created a temple of their polytheism.

 

GODS bombastic

 

Perun

 

Formidable Slavic god. He was honored proizvestitelem all air events. His hand ran the thunder and lightning. It seems that the Slavic Perun same well, as Homer Zeus application "pogonyatelya clouds." These things deity was especially venerated in Kiev and Novgorod. In the first, his temple was built on the hill above Boricheva flow. G. KHERASKOV in "Vladimiriade" describes this house:

 

This temple, terrible church over Boricheva current

Standing is built on a hill prevysokom;

Incense smoke ascended to the idol,

Dried blood was visible in front of him.

 

And he's also in another place:

 

I will build a high Perun proud temple

He shadows stretched away on the mountains:

Before him always on the unquenchable flame,

At the entrance is approved cornerstone

And a stone was called the death of the people;

He dipped his black blood everywhere;

It is the unfortunate victim trembled

Ferocity that fueled priests:

There deadly weapon hang

Vessels are filled with blood.

 

Vladimir on the adoption of Russian autocracy, in honor of the god unto built many temples. Standing well over Borichevskim flow can be resumed them only being built and decorated with more of the most ancient times. This is the name of the stream did not happen on a paternal name Perun?

Pervoselentsy Kiev being Sarmatian origin and came back, probably from Scandinavia brought with them tseltskih gods. Borich be called Perun, as well as Odin, son of Bor, why, and hill and stream or creek called Boricheva, for Bohr was the father of the gods, or rather his father Odin, lord of the Nordic gods. Most tseltiyskie priests claimed that they come from this Bora.

Perun, in the proper meaning of this word, is taken for Thunderbolt, or course, for lightning, for electric jet or thunder spark. But it seems likely, face the floor to get started on your own name of the god of thunder. Perun seems derived from the word or Torym Torun, which in English means Sarmatian Supreme Being, God. A statue of this deity was not made of a single substance. Stan was carved out of a tree, his head cast in silver and my ears and whiskers sculptured gold, feet of a forged iron in his hand what appeared to be lightning, represented together composed rubies and carbuncles. Before it burned inextinguishable flame, for whose negligence the priest put to death, consisting of burning him as an enemy of this deity.

In "Vladimiriade" he described is somewhat different from this: yet quite so high, respectively deity:

 

This somber church could hold terrible idol

It Zlata crown, purple porphyry;

Coiled in his hand he held a Perun,

Which threatened to strike in anger;

Golden on the forehead had a large horns

Silver chest, had iron legs;

Burning rubies his high throne,

And the god of all gods, he was called.

 

From this description it is clear that he was a terrible gromomechuschee god, and therefore in terms of moral and lawless kaznitel fighter. He is also revered ruler among the gods, and strong a word, proizvestitelem just terrible in nature to man.

 

Extensive globe face it trembles.

Reeks of Perun, he zips shine,

Murder on the forehead, and death is on the eyes.

His crown of snakes, fear of his clothes.

"Vlad".

 

And therefore I sacrifice to correspond with imaginary properties king of the gods. In honor of his slain beasts … Superstition is, foolishly worshiped An essential part of himself he sacrificed, ie, beard and head hair, shaved them.

From dedicated to him things were entire forests and groves, all of which take bitch esteemed worthy of death sacrilege.

Eliminating many of the country and the city, of which were devoted to the shrine unto God, the magnificent was in Kiev on Boricheva flow, Prince Vladimir erected, or better decorated. Another no less magnificent was in Novgorod, which built its dyadeyu Dobrynya granted them to Novgorod Posadnik or governor. They both received their education at the end of Russian Christianity, as well as idols Perunova and deposed Kiev — the Dnieper, and Novgorod — in Volkhov.

Here I have in a way or passage drevnyago be composed by the ancient hymn:

 

The gods are great, but scary Perun;

Horror brings heavy foot,

How he precedes his lightning

Darkness blankets, vihrmi povit,

Menacing clouds leads the.

Set foot on the cloud — lights out toe;

Riza wag — pobagroveet firmament;

Looks at the ground — vstrepeschet land;

Looks at the sea — the boiler boils.

Sloping hill blade of grass in front of him.

Scary! Your anger you turn away from us!

Throwing a handful of one thousand degrees in action;

Just stepped, so a thousand miles away;

Only on the heel of his clouds glowed;

Grave stop drone deaf published.

Coy mountains, the sea and the earth shook,

Only flashed vozkraie vestments.

 

Zlata's mother

 

As an angry god Perun was so disgusted that meter Zlata mother, or otherwise, Baba was the goddess of peace and quiet. Her statue was made of gold in the form of a woman: from this and his name was uniformly as on the properties attributed to it. On her hands she held the baby, who was worshiped Her grandson, and from whom is named Baboyu, ie grandmother. This grandson was Svetovid. Around the statue is a great variety of musical instruments, on which during Her feasts were vospevaemy her praise. Her glorious temple also was built by the river or Obigo Obege. Here she gave answers, but because this temple was worshiped proritsalischnym, and was in great glory. She was so hallowed that by Her idol no one dared to go, not brought anything to the victim, and if he had nothing, then at least a small piece of her dress with the earthly worship tray. And this was also the goddess seems that tseltiyskaya Frigga or Freya, one of which is attributed to the prophecy: "One Frigga knows the future, but none of this does not open," — words one given in "Edde".

 

Svetovid

 

Deity, the former by the Slavs in great veneration. He had two glorious North Temple, one on the island in Rugene Ahrone and another in Holmograde, which relies on the very place where Bronnitsy village, located on a hill thereof, on which is now built the church of St. Nicholas.

His statue was made of wood large quantities. He had four faces, each country of the world one by one. Beard had, curls he had curled his clothes was short. In his left hand was a bow, in the right horn of forged metal. When the hip was in utter silver sheath sword hung at the side of the saddle and bridle his horse, just excessive quantities. This statue stood in the temple, hung with magnificent red curtains. He gave answers through the mouth of a priest once a year. At the time, this was part of the chief priest of the shrine of the god of this, hold your breath, and if necessary in the hold or left out, or exhibited only sanctuary head. This holiday edinogodny cope with long solemn rites. The said from the end of the harvest, that will be in the month of serpen or August. And then people are going to temple, Fit many cattle as a sacrifice to their God, and to celebrate this famous their holiday. One day before the solemn day the prince himself priest Vimetal this house of God. The next day he took out of the hands of the priest Svetovidov horn, a year filled with wine, predicted the next because of fertility as it departed, because they believed that if you had lost a lot of horns, the year will be fruitless, but if not enough, he had to be fertile . And this wine before vylivshi Svetovid feet, filling the horn of this new, and drank in honor of it, praying to grant all the abundance, wealth and victory to the enemies. Then filled this sacred horn new wine, the moisture in his hand, praying reported bet with all the people, and then brought in by him were numerous victims of oxen to sheep. By committing so victims have made enormous size round cake made of gingerbread, in whom the people could fit. In this pie Svetovidov minister asked people entering the room, he sees him? — People responded that there is no — then turning to Svetovidov, begged him to at predbuduschy year although a few have seen it. There seems to be a priest hidden in the cake, was the sun away from our hemisphere, and winter, and then prayed Svetovid of his return. Inasmuch as not only the name, but all the signs are that this god was The Light animates our world. Four persons have four the hour or the time of year. Arrows and bow, as the Greek Phoebus — Apollo meant sun. A white horse, he dedicated, marked the apparent motion of this beneficent luminary, horn in hand, the abundance everywhere stemming from its sacred heat the sword signifying him as a god defender and protector of the Slavs.

After this ceremony with great reverence sacrificed many cattle, and then the priest, the people making a lengthy sermon, encouraged by the diligent shalt worship and sacrifice unto God, as he promised them for these things earthly fruit, health, victory to the enemies on land and sea. Sometimes the idol unto sacrificed their prisoners as enemies to God his defender to battle this brutal ritual went like this: a slave (to all appearances, that of the military men) dressed in armor, or the armor, seated on a saddled horse, whose legs were tied the four piles, and still neschastnogo horse and put under onoyu firewood burnt them both. The priests assured the people that such a sacrifice pleasing Svetovid. It seems that by this they wanted to bring in people vyaschuyu cruelty to their enemies, in any way hoping to use his victories over them, the priests brings considerable profit, for any of the spoils Svetovid likely to bring not more like a third. Most seem to be very natural, views tokmo to those circumstances where the idolatrous priests alone had free access to the mysterious sanctuary of Sciences, is a gross ignorance was obscheyu doleyu common people, and therefore the influence of the first to be so last dolzhenstvovalo omnipotently, and which did not allow them to enter mercenary priests species. After all the rituals of worship and sacrifice, people began to eat, drink and be merry …

Svetovid dedicated a white horse on whose nobody except the first priest could not sit down. In this horse, even to the hair, everything was sacred, and under threat of being lost life do not allow any of the tail or mane of a single pull. Claimed that Svetovid went on to win the hold of their enemies. And these things by the fact that when the evening cleaning out horse left, found him in the morning foggy and polluted, of which concluded that Svetovid went on it to defeat their foe. Watching by the same, more or less was martyred Svetovid horse, so is the success of the battle to be thought of. This horse also served as prophet, whether to start or not to start, to see if good or unfortunately will be the continuation of the war. For divination put before the house, six horses, two in a row and in a certain distance. For each pair tied on spear across as high as a horse can step over. And before the horse begins to act between the copies, the priest prayed to known rites Svetovid reading many purpose for him composed prayers. Then with reverent rites took the horse by the bridle and led through three transverse spear. If the horse walked ahead through them with his right foot and, moreover, through all three are not confused, you promised yourself end of the war the most favorable. Otherwise, fluttered about every misfortune and looking for these things and most of the deposited war.

Svetovidov temple was very rich, for over various contributions he received from the third part of the spoils of war, and the three hundred horsemen fought from Svetovid actually received all the booty brought. Rugenskogo Svetovidov temple and statue of his fate was that Waldemar, King of Denmark in 1169 by AD, taking the island of Rugen and Ahron city, temple destroyed and plundered, and the graven image, peeled, cut and ordered sozhech. As for Holmogradskogo Svetovidov temple, the aforesaid one fate had with other pagan temple, being destroyed by the Russian vozpriyatii Holy Baptism.

 

Znich

 

Under god sim Slavs razumeli initial fire, or life-giving warmth conducive to the product and safeguarding of all beings. Slavs of these things early and zhiznedatelnom fire were the same thoughts as Parsis, or algebra of his sacred fire, setting it ozhivotvoritelem all living beings. In fact:

 

In adamant he shines

In ligure he Zarit;

He's ice cold burns

In a dark thunder cloud.

The proud head of the Siberian

Elevates the cedars to the clouds;

In the lives of low grass;

Beauty gives flowers.

Fortress, puts vigor in the lion;

In the same spirit tiger, fever.

All give birth, grow, nourish,

And all is the gift.

He is the soul of all nature;

He is the beginning of all things.

 

Slavs saw it everywhere, surprised him, but not being Euler, could interpret and explain it: how could they in their simplicity and low education to climb such a fine idea that the initial fire, the initial heat, there is even the reason of the fire, the most heat : this broadcast? the subtle substance throughout nature razliyannoe forming adamant and the occupants, giving the color of a rose, growth cedar shining in the ice, and whose weak to shake things produces heat, a high fever or rastoplyayuschy as the judges, or the flame of devouring Her? — They like other people living in the simplicity of this sdedali incomprehensible to them being themselves deity to name his Znichem.

Now let us talk about this and start a fire as a deity Slavonic. Znich had no image, but tokmo was unquenchable fire burning like fire Westin in Rome. Temples, of which contained this sacred fire, were in many cities. This unquenchable fire got himself sacrifices as Svetovidov, comprised of the gain of the enemy received. He sacrificed also and prisoners. And from this you can conclude that the actions ascribed Znicha military ardor and bravery. By that meter also resorted were in serious illnesses, wanting to get relief. Acolytes Znicha showing themselves enthusiastic or inspired sim god, in the name of his nemoschestvuyuschim gave answers that contain within itself the means to cure them. Finally, will put out "Vladimiriady" description of this deity:

 

Then brave Znich, shines through all the outside;

Broadcast: these intentions nenravny me.

I sveschu huts, and throw the throne;

Being in the fire, I give to Russia the life,

Pete, Gray them, their insides look ahead.

 

Belbogs

 

The name itself means it good. On the other Slavonic dialects also called Balti Bug, which means the same thing.

He portrayed covered with blood, and obsevshim thereof by a great many flies, it seems it was a sign of the feeder creatures in his right hand holding a piece of iron.

Church he had on the island in Rugene Ahrone where he, just like Svetovidov, bestowed honor, and especially from the Slavs who lived in the Varangian (Baltic) sea.

He did not donate blood, but in honor of his peers went, games and various fun. Under the symbol deity our forefathers razumeli beneficence sends creatures by nature, save them. It is true that black revered it perceived that is, the statue, but the ministers and interpreters of their faith certainly razumeli abstract in the sense of the goodness of nature, of the daughter of the king and the common good of all the worlds of his father.

 

Strong God

 

All ancient peoples worshiped bodily strength over gift sent down, but because those people are the Greeks were the demigods, that is born of a father or mother is immortal, and from whom any of the two mortals. The Greeks called themheroes, That the Slavic-Russ has referred to ashero. These things word by one of our expert izyasneniyu national history, there is TartarBatir, and then athlete, and you can not believe these things would have happened if the first message from the Russian Tatars and signified it was not in use, or rather as it is composed of the SlavicgodSarmatianshooting rangeortirar(According to his interpretation) stepson, most as the name and the meaning is closer to the concept of the hero comes, and I would rather believe that the TartarBatiris the Russian pereporchennoehero.

Under the symbol revered deity Slavs natural gift of bodily strength, it was Greek litseobrazovanny Mars or Arey. Picture of him as her husband was holding a spear in his right hand, the left is a silver ball, as if to let me know by then that the castle has the whole world. Under his feet lay a lion and a human head, inasmuch as both the one and the other are the emblem of the bodily strength.

 

Dazhbog

 

These things deity was as noble, giver of all good earth, wealth, happiness and prosperity. Sacrificed his only fervent prayers and requested his grace, for charity will not require anything other than a petition and gratitude. G. KHERASKOV properly calls it in "Vladimiriade" — "Dazhbog prolific" when believed of him are all sorts of benefits, as from an inexhaustible source. Shrine he had in Kiev. He was an emblem of prosperity, which deifies the Romans.

 

Stomach

 

These things deity was respectful in Polyanskih Slavs, his name means Life-giver or sohranitelya life. It was another Slavic Vishnu. And as the very name of the Greek Zeus or Jupiter produce from Greek life, no two people have gathered initial idea of beings from one so early? Or convert it to a Greek creature menacing when clearing the name and its connected concept zhivohranitelya zhivotodavtsa and preserved? These things were a deity of the field of first-class, and had their own churches. But the notion of being zhivotohranyaschem seems to me more accurate and clearer than the concept of God the healer, Apollo whether it was, or his son Eskulapy. Whereof the deity is mentioned only in Polish antiquities, and why it is called a proper deity Polyanskih Slavs.

 

Ice

 

He prayed for the success of the Slavs in the battle, and he was honored in command of the military operations and bloodshed. These things seemed fierce deity in the form of a terrible warrior, armed with a Slavic armor or armor. When hip sword spear and shield in hand. These things deity had its temples, war gave him a victim. Iduchi against their enemies Slavs prayed to him, asking for help, and making promises to the vanquished enemies bring him abundant prey. Likely, that this deity more than other priority received blood sacrifices, and in the sense of a venerable, bravery, courage and immortality. However, the ancient Slavs can not blame the loss of life, however, we see the ancient Greeks such sacrifices, and, even worse, to sacrifice their edinorodtsami, children. Gretsiyu human blood among the Germans Irmenzulov temple Syrian Moloch, Norman stones, show that in the primitive rudeness, or at the confluence of as the judges, almost all people have the bloody suesvyatstvo. Slavs beyond this (not to mention all the generations, but ignorant accustomed to warfare and bloodshed) to sacrifice to their gods only enemies.

From ancient chroniclers show that for the remote temples of Leda, honored him in the sword or saber, taken out of its sheath and stuck in the ground, and worshiped him, pleading for help.

It seems the way to mention the Slavic Rurika former heroes. The oldest is the prince of glory. These things seem to name a common noun, meaningful Slavic prince, or own, but was given to him by his acquiring glory, for the Slavs to him were his name. His children, a nice Magus, who fought with the people who lived on the banks of the River Volkhov, was known as the river is turbid, and his brothers and Volhovets Rudotok. Famous Burivoy who fought the Vikings (pirates may be Norman, not Russian), a wise Gostomysla, his son, the hero and the legislator.

But what are the Slavic and Slavic-Russian were the heroes, it is evident from the following fabulous heroic narrative.

 

Tale begins

From Sivka from Burke

From broadcasting kourka

The honor and the glory

Otetskomu son

Remove the Knights,

Brave knight,

Good fellow,

Russian prince

that any force

Whips, beats;

The mighty and strong

With horses kicks;

And Baba Yaga

The loft throws;

And serfs Kashchei

Tied holds;

A dragon

Trampling feet;

And the red girl

The ends of the sea

In the fairy world

From under the menacing eyes

From under the strong castle

At Belo Russia takes away.

And it will come out well done

In the open field?

He cold day in hell, he garknet

Heroic whistle,

Valiant cry:

"Thou, art the goy horse, my!

You Sivka you, burka,

You're broadcasting kourka!

And thou shalt stand before me;

Like a leaf before the grass. "

The whistle of the heroic,

The cry of the youthful,

Where neither will take the

Horse Sivo brown.

And Sivo-Khoury.

Where the horse will run,

There earth tremble:

Where a horse fly,

There zashumit entire forest.

On a flight from the mouth of a horse

Flames bursting;

From the black nostrils

Bright sparks throws;

The smoke from the ears

As pipes let me.

Not a day, not an hour,

In One Minute

Before the knight will be.

Remove our fellow

NMCs pat.

Put back

Sedeltse Cherkassky,

Poponku Bukhara,

Bridle on the neck

Bedova of silk

Silk persidskova.

Buckle bridle

Krasnov of gold

From aravitskova,

In buckles spenechki

Hsin of Damascus steel.

Bulat zamorskova.

Sholk not break;

Bulat not pognetsya;

And red gold

Will not rust.

In Dobrova Fellow

The shield on the chest,

Ring on his right hand;

Under his arm Mace

Silver;

And under his left sword

With pearls.

Warriors cap;

Falcon on the cap.

Behind the quiver

With the red-hot arrows.

In the battle done

And bitets and Sagittarius:

Not afraid of the sword,

Neither the arrows nor spears.

He sits on the burqa

Remove flight;

He hit a horse

The steep on the thighs

As for solid mountains.

Knight rises

Above the forest Temnova

For thick clouds.

He and the hills and mountains

Passes between the legs;

Fields and groves

Tail is carpeted;

Runs and flies

On land, on the seas,

On the far edges.

And what a good horse;

What is this fellow:

To be seen, not heard,

Nor pen describe

Only tell tale.

 

Here's a picture Russian hero! Here is an example of ancient Russian epic versification!

 

Carol

 

Under god sim razumeli world our ancestors and associated with add-bliss, and therefore the celebrations in honor of the deity sent unto games and fun. These should start at the end of the month jelly, or December 24. Winter may be for him to have been established festivals that the Slavs had these things in the annual time at war, but enjoyed peace for military labor. Sema prisnoyunomu, funny, all-good and all over her flowing abundance god sacrificed by singing, dancing, games and a variety of entertainment. Holidays as devoted to him communicated in feasts and fun. Current guessing girls about Christmas time, it seems, and then there, for when it is best to think of love and marriage, but during the holidays, rest and enjoy the abundance of rich autumn? However, these things molilisya god, asking him for peace, tranquility and abundance in the earth fruit and livestock. Still perpetrated by the enemy of the world, brought him thanks, and celebrate his feast feasting and merriment. Celebrations started deliberately in his honor in the evening of 25 jelly. Remainder of add even today among us survived. On this evening, going to girls (indefinite as young boys), and coming to the window to each hut sing the following song, which, judging by the syllable, it seems to be very old. Here it is:

 

Vinogradov red spoznat why?

Why is the home Ustin Malafeevicha?

Do it here at the yard all silk grass,

His is the court of all the silver fence;

His gate dubovyya;

Podvorotenki fish teeth.

In the yard he and three towers:

In the first month of the mansion so bright;

In the second teremu red sun;

In the third part of the stars teremu.

That bright month, Ustinov house;

That the red sun, Ulita it;

That some of the stars are small detushki.

Yes, God forbid Ustinov Malafeevichu

With the swift horses sons marry;

Yes, God forbid Ulite Havronevne

With high towers produce daughters.

Give, Sire, kolyadovschikov;

Our carol a penny or half,

Our carol is only half the jackpot.

 

By now, sing songs, kolyadovschitsy get some money, or more of wheat dough napechennye trinkets, and the young guys kolyadovschikam elsewhere endure a bucket or more of beer, which they poured into the barrel we carry with them.

All so-called Christmas games are the remains of the ancient world in honor of the celebrations. During that time, the girls are wondering about his betrothed, that is, the fate of their husbands certain future, referred to sing yuletide podblyudnye svyatoshnye songs that I am here not cite that they are too well known to any of my readers.

 

Delight

 

The joy on his brow, blush on the cheeks, lips smiling, crowned with flowers, dressed in a light robe negligent playing in Kobza, and dancing to the voice onyya there is a God of fun and delight in life, soputnik Lada, the goddess of love and goodies.

 

Pleasures, alluring held view one …

"Vlad".

 

He was revered patron of all the pleasures and amusements. It seems, that this deity initially portrayed mental and physical pleasure, but like all abstract preobraschaetsya between the people in the sensual and brutal, mental as in real, then sweeten the god revered luxury peers, comfort, entertainment, fun and especially table, clearly delights as Kors drinking. Sensual love all prinorovlyat to their passions, koi back all attributes extracted sensuality and passion. Finally I say, at all feasts (in which just as in drinking assumed in ancient times, all human bliss) these things and the deity was prizyvaemo umolyaemo.

 

Lada

 

Lola, Polel BITs Didiliya. That's a great family, what could invent and

Greek playful imagination! What more natural, as the beauty with your children, love, marriage, or a combination, supruzhestvennoy and reproduction?

The goddess of love and beauty was revered all over in Kiev. Vladimir to the baptism of his being amorous and collecting beautiful women everywhere, very honored by the Queen this very love. He raised up to her gorgeous and preukrashenny Mount Temple. G. KHERASKOV so shalt describes:

 

Temple Ladin colorful proud pillars

Woven of roses hung round the flails.

Goddess, the boy in the hand,

Was in the beads and the myrtle wreath;

She has dismissed Vlasov, like Zlata;

Her generosity flowers bring to the board.

"Vlad," a song III.

 

and in another song:

And it (the church) represents majesty of heaven.

Sedm stages and sedm pillars round the idol …

 

Cancellation of this poet shows that Her temple was magnificent, and, perhaps, a magnificent Perunova.

Lada portrayed as a young beautiful woman in a pink wreath, her hair was zolototsvetnye, dressed in Russian clothing, and with a golden girdle adorned with pearls. She held the hand of an infant who is the god of love Lola.

 

And golden-haired baby is visible from Lada.

KHERASKOV.

 

Serving this nice goddess was homologous with Her properties. She sang in honor of the song and offered smoking flavor and color.

Russian epic creator describes as signified:

 

The girls surrounded the slender idol in rank,

Sung with emotion after the goddess:

"Oh, our youth storing flowers!

Dai, Ludo, peaceful marriage us you! "

Mastic to her as the clouds burn,

And the name of Ladino hundred times repeated.

While cymbals thundered loud sound;

Sacrificial virgins, making a chain of hands,

When made a nice voice lira

Plyasane began with songs round the idol.

Come before the altar, and priests and priestesses,

Bearing for girls bogininy crowns

Which were on the laying on of the sacred,

Prince is obliged to repair the love of respect.

Vladimir watered by launching ceremony such

And hands and forehead with holy water.

 

Here is a description of the service to the goddess of love, does not require any additions: because elsewhere the author of "Vladimir reborn" added signified as follows:

 

Redder dawn damsel

Already bear flowers in the temple of love queen;

Preobraschaetsya platform in beautiful meadow

And the young maidens were round the idol.

Burning number of stars they portray,

That the moon is surrounded by brilliant …

Is one between now shines more than anyone …

She was preparing to crown the first lot,

Which at the girls vzlagaet Prince il priest.

 

Developing the few words left in our annals of basnobozhii Slavs, we can conclude that this goddess naivelichayshee bestowed worship in Kiev during the reign of Vladimir to educate his divine light of Christianity. Being, in the words of the ancient chroniclers, ladies' man, a great honor to have rewarded the goddess of love, and it can be installed at ceremonies ministry described the creator of "Vladimiriady", and these things, because these should rites were her allowance to the election of the most beautiful girls.

 

Lelia

 

Flaming god, dismantled or rushing out of hand spark. The power of his love was in the ignition. He is the son of beauty, as well as natural beauty in love. He was portrayed as a golden-haired, like his mother, the fiery, winged baby: quality of love ignited. He tossed from hand sparks love inflames hearts as if it sparks emanating from the eyes, from the lips of the beautiful and best loved (because the language of love is called the beauty that each of the inseparable Especially in a passionate love) person? Bezotluchno was with his mother, a very natural love always be with beauty, beauty always produces love. He is the eldest son of Frets: when the two sexes love precedes all else. However, the KHERASKOV gives him in the likeness of the bow and arrow of Eros:

 

Son Ladin soared up in the air wings,

And bend the bow feathered arrows.

It is followed by marriage, who is the second son of Lada and called Polel.

 

Polel

 

The second son of the goddess of love. Any clean and based on virtue love marriage entails. Why Slavic fiction, or better, the truth covered up the cover of this fiction. These things deity smiling in Rosehip wreath gives a hand stretched Rosehip wreath, and in the other he holds a drinking horn loyalty. He is naked, like his brother, but wearing a thin robe or shirt. These things also had its deity shrine in Kiev, while in other places it was revered. KHERASKOV because it determines:

 

Polel cheerful goddess accompanied;

It Kiev marriages adored.

 

Deed

 

Now the third child of mother love, life supruzhnyaya, this as well as his brother always young. Because supruzhnyaya connection installed in kind for reproduction of the human race, should not weaken or older. The couple are no longer husband and wife only when the fever of love, little by little fades away: then they become friends. This very last link breaks only one death. He is dressed in full Slavic clothing and a wreath of cornflowers on it, he caresses holding two doves. This god had his own church in Kiev, and he married and married molilisya of the successful marriage and childbearing.

 

Didiliya

 

The same family of Lada. It is not only revered patroness successful birth, but razreshitelnitseyu are the barren women. Why and resorted to it for prayer as fraught and fruitless. Her statue represents a young beautiful woman, having on his head like a crown decorated with pearls and jewels bandage, one hand she had a uncompressed and one compressed tylesneyu or fist. Naiznatneyshy, besides others, Her temple was in Kiev. Shoyu goddess ends Ladino family, whose invention of a very natural, full, true and beautiful. Greeks gave Venus a Eros or Love: Kimen and Hymen were alien to them and upon the delivery governor Juno. But Slavic imagination being true, though not so lively and volatile, was out of all these single family perfect.

 

Mertsana

 

Under the symbol name Slavs razumeli dawn. Hence she can give the same applications, koi Homer, copying from nature, shall attach to his early days, he calls it "rudozheltoyu dawn", sometimes "zlatobagryanoyu." Onaya he gets twice a day. When Phoebe goes to the sky, and then in the morning picking up a gloomy night cover its pink fingers, for a short time shows his zlatobagryanuyu clothes. As soon as Phoebus vedet to heaven, it hides again, and at other times, as soon as Phoebus close to the western gate of her house, she opened it, and he met these should wait until pass, and as long zlatobagryanaya Her robe is visible, not again until let her veil night. But Slavic dawn in the administration of this ministry Svetovid out sometimes at night romp over nivami, fluttering over maturing classes. And then call her summer lightning. And as believed, and still believe now, that lightning contributes much to the abundance and for the early ripening of the harvest, then revered patroness nivyanyh fruit. And therefore begged her for a good harvest of grain. Sign her as the goddess of the harvest, the class crown, like the dawn, blush and zlatobagryanoy clothing which consists of extensive cover or veil covering the rear half a head, pinned at the breast or extending to the ground. And this is especially the goddess worshiped by villagers.

 

GODS EARTH

 

Triglav

 

Also abbreviated gurnard was called. And this goddess had a temple in the towns and villages, and it was in the fields of Kiev, a statue of a woman representing Her three heads. Slavs seem prudent came not vmeschaya temple of the goddess, depicting the land of homes. Her three chapters represent three elements that make up the earth, ie, land, water and air: for the existence of the fire is supposed to land. Sema proof is Prometheus, who stole fire from heaven. There's nothing like this guess, how to put the temple land in the open air, inasmuch as this is the image of the goddess of the temple and the land meant. Her three beyond this chapter may represent the mountains, valleys and forests. In the same sense, abstract, Goddess Sia seems portrayed extension of time, present, past and future.

 

Hair

 

Due to the benefits derived from cattle, whom God honors the patron saint of this, after Perun, the god of terror, the hair, the applicant through the preservation of animals great benefit and good people, bestowed the greatest honor. The name itself means its velechtimym: for Velez, through interpretation of the word, it meansvely have, that is great, and his hair, volodeyuschy, ie the owner. These things high veneration for him Slavs seen in the annals of the treaties with the Greeks Svyatoslav, when in compliance with the World Greeks swore kissing the cross and the gospel, and Svyatoslav, pulling out his sword scabbard, swore on her god Perun and Veles cattle. Name of Veles, as the guardian of cattle, even today remains in the St. speaks to that meter. Blasius, or simply Vlas, which the villagers call the cow god, just as sv.Egoriya, Konev and sheep. He bull horns, in simple clothes, holding a cup of milk, for he preferred patron cattle. In his victim sacrificed cows and bulls. In Kiev, his shrine was erected, uniformly and in other cities had their own temple KHERASKOV says this about this idol:

 

There Velez flock God …

Which is consistent with my description.

 

Mogosh

 

And this is by Nestor same god beast: Well but one must notice the difference between Mogosa and Vélez. First cattle god, the other small, such as sheep, goats, and so on. What is the use of sheep is first received in the skins, and then the meat, then the image of God is this that, respectively: a shaggy goatee beard, ram horns, the sheep's coat in the inversion, holding a stick or crook, in his feet to be put to a sheep. This God also had the cities of their temples, and honor were most villagers.

 

Kupalo

 

Cheerful and beautiful god, dressed in light clothing and holding a flower and field fruit on his head having a wreath of flowers globeflowers, the god of the summer, the field of fruit and summer flowers, bathed. He is revered third Perun and Veles second: for the fruits of the earth for the cattle are all over the content of food and human life, and make its abundance and wealth. Mertsana loved the fields, these should fly off at night, playing and frolicking on them, and maybe with the classes, Her Favorite plants, which contributed to the maturation, This same god cared about abundant and prosperous sozrenii any field of growth. Likely that the reduction in the maturity classes, shimmering leaves them further and consigns them to the care of Kupala. And he's got a save them from the weather, strong winds, and protect farmers, collect them. Or, inasmuch Mertsana only at night went to admire them, it will happen that day care assumed the bathers. Be that as it may, the most victims, bring him before the harvest STARTED prove that it works over other field as well patronized and nivyanym.

Celebrating it was established mealybug 23 months and 24 days. Then the young people of both sexes in wreaths and aprons (garlands) of globeflowers and other flowers placed around the fire while singing songs danced through pochastu shalt jumping. These were the same song or in honor of Kupala, or humming in the add only his name. Those songs still to this day in some villages and settlements continue. On the perception of Russian Christianity has been more than eight years, and quite the traces of ancient basnobozhiya still can not be blotted out: so many gods educated man kind to them in his own image, passions and manners!

 

Rodomysl

 

Norman Slavic deity, the protector of the laws, giver of good advice, wisdom,

red and clever speeches. When STARTED grad meetings or gatherings related to the welfare of the castle, to the disgust or threatening common affliction, he prayed, sacrifice. With every great enterprise that requires wisdom, Rodomysl a call. These things had a deity in the city with its temples Varangian Sea. His statue represents man in meditation, resting his head on the index finger of his right hand, the left hand is a shield with a spear. These things seem to be the same deity that aim Bidder, the god of wisdom and eloquence.

 

Sva

 

Actually goddess of autumn and garden fruits. Depicted as a naked woman with full breasts, having hair hanging to the hock, and holding an apple in her right hand, while the left cluster. Superstition, do yourself out of all the gods of seasonable weather, mild weather, and usually fruitful year and formed a peculiar deity, as if to bless his gardens and orchards, and that meter prayed and asked him for protection. But this image of the goddess witty. Her nudity describes the state of nature in plodoproizvodnuyu of the year, full breasts, long hair, total feed the creatures all around abounds, apple emblematize Nezha dear mother her children, a bunch trusteth all luxury. Sva deity was not only the fruits of the garden, but also the time of their ripening in the autumn. She is particularly revered by the Slavs who lived in the Varangian (Baltic) sea.

 

Yawn

 

Goddess animal catching. And truly the Slavs who lived in almost the whole of Russia in the woods, and hunted in catching animals And this goddess was not the last priority. Växjö (vekoshi and Nogat) and marten (kuna) were in ancient times not only their clothes (it's about the Slavs Drevlyansky, ie, who lived in the woods), but also were used instead of the current coin. And this goddess is depicted in rat-like coat, which covered the top of squirrel skins. Top instead of wearing leather epanche bear whose head is instead helmets. In a bow strung with a blunt arrow or a trap laid beside her skis and broken beasts, just fork and knife. At his feet is a dog. This goddess poured catchers, asking her fortune hunter. Temples were erected to her in the woods. In honor of it brings the booty obtained by hunting.

 

Chur

 

Worshiped God mezhey. He had no temples, but it was the mental deity. He was asked about saving mezhey the fields. In the reasoning mind can not be represented if its stones laid for determining the boundaries between fields? The word "mind you" and now is used, meaning the prohibition of an action. These things the word from the mysterious witch, to whom they are intended to drive off line again. In conclusion, I can not vouch for their slovovosproizvedenie I hinted just my guess, and a guess for this is not yet the samoistinna.

 

Provence

 

He also called Prony. These are the two words to each other have similar values. Provence or ventilate, proveschayuschy, Prophecy: Prony is the word proznala ie predvedat or penetrate. Provence was revered Vendian and Pomeranian (ie, Pomeranian, coastal, pomoryanskimi) Slavs. They believed his second Svetovid, to whom paid homage to the greatest reverence. This deity statue stood on a high leafy oak tree in front of which was delivered to the altar of sacrifice, around the same oak tree on the ground was littered with two-faced, and trilikimi chetverolikimi boobs. It seems that under the Slavic god sim razumeli predestination, control and dispose of the future world. However, not a priest of God foretold by the mouth, but thought that he Provence, inspiring priest, spoke through his mouth. He sacrificed captives: the slaughter priest sharpening their blood in a cup and prikushival: from this, and believed that he was getting through that great strength to redskazaniyu. At the end of the victim, and obtaining favorable foretold, kumiroobozhateli began to eat, drink and be merry.

 

Radegast

 

Was also adore Varangian Slavs. He was honored defenders. It was like an idol Norman Slav, armed with a spear, holding in his left hand a shield with ox head on it, wearing a helmet, on which was represented rooster with open wings. All these signs mean there guardian of the city: the spear, striking enemies shield and defender gradopravitel and cowhide head, power and strength, cock, courage and vigilance in keeping the cities that have the old Slavs (just like the ancient Greeks and italiantsev) were One in particular Especially nationwide or state.

Radegast, as the very name explains it, then striking enemies. Him over the other victims, and brought the blood of man. Being uniformly revered prophet through a priest, had to devote part of the barbarous sacrifice his servant, which when turned from unfortunate zhertvuemogo his blood, as the judges prikushival, as if through that communicating with God. At the end of sacrifice and divination began a public feast, after which played musical instruments and dancing. Here we note once and for all on all inhabited by Slavs Varangian Sea that their gods were just as inhumane as they are. Slavs in their dwelling upon these shores, and mingling with Pomor Finzi, trades arrivals and robbery at sea Varangian, they have adopted from so barbarous their fisheries, and also traveled across the seas to rob him. And these things the most exercise reduced or completely destroyed in the eyes of their horror and disgust to unnatural victims, inasmuch as, according to the known laws of nature, habit and the gain is second nature. Most Svetovidov, meek and beneficent God, dare to bring the blood of man, and finally add that at slaughter of both animals and people, dreaming to sacrifice to the gods soul that all uneducated people imagine in the blood, and therefore the blood and sacrifice of a holy idol .

 

Kors

 

That's the patron of hunters to beer and mead. Nude, puffy wreath on it gossip from Hop fences with leaves hop band on it though. The right hand holds a bucket from which wants to drink around him are piles of skulls from the broken jar, he also sits on a fragile, up upturned bottom barrel. Slavs prayed to him, speaking on pyanstvennye fights. For in ancient times, not only among the Slavs, but also in the whole of Europe that is not a small revered hero who could count of all. Then, as in our times, polished, drunkenness, not only did not bring shame, but he had to endure ridicule, or who did not drink, or could not drink a lot. Cesar says the same about the Germans that they were drunk beverage, brewed in a known manner (beer) drink to excess, and who more than any other drink, the more you get the honor. But did not say whether the same and the Persians in honor of Alexander that he was brave, beautiful, intelligent, and all get completely drunk? This vice of the Greeks for a long time (but perhaps even now) I read a virtue or better bluster and bravado. Anacreon, singing love with it glorifies their horns, of which the first beer, and as yet the most Pokalev horns were made of metal or wood. But our ancestors, especially the soldiers in ceremonial feasts liked to drink from the skulls of dead evil of their enemies, as a sign of torzhestvovaniya onymi. And this is actually not the custom of Slavic. Almost all nations poluprosveschennye, chief exercise his believes in the war, so we did. An example of this aim (Danes), normantsy (Swedes) and so on. And now this tradition is preserved in many native peoples.

 

Yassa

 

Slavic deity Polyansky and Gertie.

 

Pozvizd

 

A ferocious storm and storm god. Russian epic poet says of him:

 

There whistle, storms like garment, wreathed round the …

And old notion of him:

With beard poured torrential rains,

Knocked out of the mouth of the evil mist.

Tryahnet whether Pozvizd hair?

Coming down to earth bands

Neve fighter, large hail.

Wag a Frigid skirt of his coat?

Star-like snow flakes coming down.

Whether flying cloud country?

Before him predidet noise and hiss;

Polk winds, storms it is born,

Appealing to the sky and dust sheet;

Centennial oak cracks and bends;

Forest tending to land with grass

Tremble in the river banks.

He turns to the bare rocks?

Whistles, roars, coo, raging.

Hit a rock in the wings?

Shake mountain; rock falls:

And into the caves rolling thunder.

 

So, looks like Pozvizd fierce hair and beard disheveled, epanche long and with wings wide open. He, like virgilievu Eolu, headquarters should give the high mountains. He had a temple near Kiev in the field: as a superstition to think that this fictional and educated with acts of nature god could fly into this he built a coaching house. Kiev spread his power, and they respected him not only the god of storms, but also all kinds of air changes, both good and thin, good and bad. Why and ask for the gift of red days, and the disgust of bad weather, which was considered under its authority and control. A and the more likely it seems that they begged him not only benefit them for alms as not to cause them harm, for which reason and all the malicious gods bestowed honor. In Vladimiriade Pozvizd thus boasts his strength:

 

I dvignu clouds and water disturbed,

Rivers of rain and hail on the ground nizpuschu.

I am the storm to try one characteristic ferocity;

I grads overturn, the royal court refute …

 

Dogoda

 

That's a pretty god opposite Pozvizdu fierce! Young, fresh-faced, rusokudry in cornflower blue with a wreath around the edges gilded wings of butterflies in srebroblestyaschey blue dress, holding in his hand shipok, and smiling at the flowers, flying over onymi and waving them have Slavic god pleasant spring time, quiet, cool breeze , Dogoda. He had his temples, and he sacrificed and Saturdays.

 

Zimsterla

 

Under this name our ancestors worshiped the goddess of spring and flowers. It had its own shrine, and the holidays it was in the month of flowering (April): because in the South of Russia with spring begin this month. And this goddess, though sometimes hidden, but once again appears in his former youth. She perfectly portrayed a virgin, dressed in a light white Russian dress, belted waist pink, braided with gold on her head a wreath of roses, and in the hands holding lileyu, sniffing. Her whole chest is open, and on the neck a necklace of chicory. Shoulder-belt flower. She was brought in by the victim were in the flowers, koi, collecting kovshnitsy, supplied to Her idol, as well as the temple in Her holiday was removed and strewn with flowers.

In this very goddess, as well as gifts to her, always in love Dogoda.

 

Zimerzla

 

Goddess severe. Dyshuschaya cold and frost. Her clothes like coats woven together ineev. And she the queen of winter, the purple on it from snow, frost izotkannaya her, Her sons. On his head a crown of ice, studded with hail. Goddess still praying for her moderate severity.

 

Hells GODS OR UNDERGROUND

 

Chernobog

 

Terrible god, the beginning of all the mishaps and fatal cases Chernobog depicted dressed in armor. With a face full of rage, he had in his hand a spear ready to defeat, or more — to spray all evils. Sema terrible spirit sacrificed over horses, not only the prisoners, but he provided for the purpose of this people. And as all of disaster attributed to him, that in such cases they prayed and sacrificed him to ward off evil. This false god awful city KHERASKOV describes:

 

Shumyasch weapon comes Chernobog;

This fierce spirit left the bloody field,

Where barbarism glorified herself and fury;

Where were the edibles animals scattered the body;

Between trophies where death crowns weaving,

He was on his horses sacrificed,

When the Russians won himself requested.

 

Powerful god was the god of physical strength, courage, Ice, the god of war, courage and military prowess, God pobedonosnyya glory but these things delight the god awful bloodshed and rage. So threw up altars gratitude, as if for their gifts nizposlannye military, and they prayed, asking to give the power to protect themselves and otognaniya enemies: but unto this horrible spirit of erecting temples of fear and terror. He was asked only about the disgust of evil as the source thereof, but goodness it does not have waited to find, and not looking for Her.

From some of the descriptions it is clear that his temple was built of black stone, a statue forged from iron, to whom they stood the altar of burnt his victims. The platform of his temple, they say, was filled with blood that is likely when presented it in such a brutal and krovopiystvennym being.

 

Nij

 

Behold … the fiery Nia:

It judge of hell be adored Russia.

He was holding a flame to the wicked scourge.

"Vladimiriada"

 

Embedded in human nature itself umopredstavlenie immortality of the soul and the hope

life after death, which is a happy or unfortunate state depends on a virtuous or vicious real life, filed a remedy to all the nations to fictional gods avenging the death of lawlessness perpetrated in this life. Just as there had spent his life pious, but fierce rock persecuted without mercy, and the suffering of innocent, reward them prepared the future life was a peculiar people's favorite treats.

Tseltiysky Paradise Valhalla heroes or saints indulged chivalrous spirit of its military

games like battles, on which killed at lunchtime attack again awakened from deep sleep of death, and went with the winners without any animosity at the same table, where they were treated to

delicious meat of wild boar cooked meats, and to an excess of beer podchevali upon end is always returned again to his knightly exercises. But the wicked have all been at the mercy of Midgar and Furniss, or the very existence of them disappeared.

Slavs believed (by the example of many other nations) to the place of execution in the wicked of the earth. Judge and executioners identified them especially unforgiving and cruel god Nia,

 

Having its own land within the throne,

And surrounded by a sea of boiling mad.

"Vladimiriada"

 

This judge also honored dead nasylatelem

 

 Night …… horrible ghosts.

                   "Vlad."

 

From oral tradition left in the old tales, it is clear that Czernebog statue was forged of iron. His throne was the cornerstone of black granite carved. As a sign of his vladychiya had a spider on his head in his hand the scepter and lead ognevidny Beach.

Endowed him not only the blood of animals, but also human, and especially during

any public misfortune.

 

Stribog

 

Deity, punishing the wicked in hell, and the scourge of atrocities in this world. He is also a fighter of all things visible like the Indian Seeb, or destroyer, just as God Belly sohranitel similarity with Hindu deity Vishnu. Indulged his revenge deserved damnation.

 

Baba Yaga

 

This is a very angry, old and powerful witch or sorceress she looks terrible. She did not

so many lives in hell, how many in this world. Home of her hut on chicken legs, is itself povertyvaetsya. Our ancient heroes always nahazhivali her to lie on the bench, her nose hanging over a flower bed (six in a house coat rack reinforced). And this is not an old witch foot walks, but

travels through the world in an iron mortar (ie Samokatnaya chariot), and when she walks in it, then run away as the judges urges soon hitting an iron mace or a pestle. And that for reasons known to her was to be seen traces of it, then they swept over her, especially to the

Do the chalk mortar and broom.

 

Fagot

 

God of sleep and nocturnal ghosts. They imagine many: but to them, and they can be for the honor of ministers and ambassadors Nieve. Origin they are given from the human race, and they live in the same and in the homes, common people believe that they are at night in the dark spin, and though they themselves can not be seen, but argue that the motion be heard spindle. In fact, or cat while kurnychit or worms grind tree or crawling cockroaches. However, these spirits are not dangerous and they do not cause harm to anyone, although sometimes disturbing, but not as much as w houses that ordinary people consider the most restless monkey. Frights, according to this delicate matter experts, are the kind of women, and from communication with the spirits of the household and keep his and the last race. In the houses they live there being sent to a portion to time, but their homeland hell.

 

 

WATER GODS

 

King of the seas

 

Dominion over the seas entrusting idolatry Slavs peculiar deity, calling him king of the sea. As much as old as the sea and the most, has a crown of sea fern, travels the seas in the sink vezomoy sea dogs, and in one hand he had a paddle, a sign of taming the waves, in the other prison, a sign of their excitement. The dwelling in the depths okeyana where palaces and throne as depicted, the University:

 

In nedosyazaemoy of mortal side

Between high siliceous mountains

What we call the blind obykli shoals,

Covered with golden sand stretched dollars:

Gathered around his huge crystals

According to Kojima wrapped beautiful coral.

Their heads are made of twisted shells,

Superior color arc between clouds of thick,

What seems to us to tame the thunder storm;

 The platform of the asp, and pure azure,

Chamber of one izsecheny mountains;

Those at the top of the great fish scales under the hills;

Hats inner lining cherepokozhnyh

Countless animals in the depths of the possible.

There throne studded with pearls amber

It sits gray waves like a king.

In the bays, the ocean stretches out his right hand,

Safirnym scepter waters commands.

Royal clothes, purple and fine linen,

What are the strengths of the sea before his throne.

"Petriada"

 

He was especially honored Pomeranian Slavs, Vikings, ie sea riders, begging for a happy sailing on waves.

 

Miracle Marine

 

Servant and messenger of the King of the sea. The said there seems to be quite similar to the Triton Greeks.

 

POLUDUHI

 

These things I give a common name so dreamed beings whom imagined nor entirely incorporeal or corporeal, and koi as it lived in his poems, others are in the forests, the rivers, in the pool and so on. They are:

Sprites, the inhabitants and custodians of the forests. Especially these properties. When they go to the forest, then equal to the wood, and when the grass is equal to the grass, and sometimes they are the people in the likeness of men.

Water spirits, or Grandpa live in deeper areas of the rivers, where there are beautiful houses. They take swimmers to the places people Especially the boy, whom teach and live in their own homes, but these later time intercede place now grandparents. As well as goblins carry young children, and educate them in their forest abodes, make for a successor.

Homes, koi live in houses and yards. If that love Brownie house owner, then feeds and cares for his horses, of all cares, and the owner beard weaves in braids. Whose house is not love, it ruins the host to the root, moving his cattle to bother him at night, and breaking everything in the house.

MERMAID, poluduhi female. They live mostly in the rivers, of which often go into the red on the weather shore, where sitting scratching their green hair comb, but only spotted someone walking, immediately rush to the bottom of streams.

   

BOGATYRI

 

They were not honored as gods, but as people, gifted to other higher things of heaven, or as the Greeks have their demigods. Those were:

Volotov, Giants excessive size and strength. Tales of old shows that, above strength, they still had the gift of invulnerability. But notice should that ancient Slavs named Volotov razumeli Romans. Glory to the strength and power of the Roman people presented their imagination of add giants, and therefore have done themselves out of a great Roman special invincible creatures.

Polkan, just as the hero, but a wonderful physique. He was half-man, but from the waist to the bottom of the horse. Ran very fast; clothed in armor was, fought with arrows. It seems that many were Polkan.

Slavs. Slavic prince, brother Vandal revered demigod. He attributed the strength, courage and bravery excessive. He arrived with his race and the Slavs built on the river Volkhov city Slavyansk, on whose ruin the Vikings, after some time has been built over, but under the name Detintsa by breaking a Detintsa was erected in its place was Novgorod.

Magi with his brother. Magus and his brothers and Volhovtsem Rudotokom Slaven had children, the three heroes. But the sorcerer was a great magician. He not only traveled the river Volkhov, so named after him called, and before that a named river is turbid, and the Russian sea, but even swam for extraction and the Varangian Sea. When he was in Slavyansk, then the approach of the enemy, turning into a great serpent, went from coast to coast across the river, and then not only no one could pass on thereof, and even escape was not possible.

Lakes and Ilmer Studenets

Rivers Bug and DON

were adored along with other deities. They were a huge deal on the Black Forest, where a death penalty is not only dared to enter the shooter or birder for their trades, and the fisherman did not dare go fishing, but the water is not very different from the allowed them to draw the coastal people, as to what was Tucked away in a purely colored clothing young virgins, who took water with reverence and a deep silence. These are red young women believed that the sacred forest full of spirits is not modest that every big word, as a sign of disrespect to the deity, the guardians transferred the pagan religion, and gentle sighs of love whispered in the ears of their lovers. In sacrifice them to bring a fat ox, preferably in color water when ONET awful roar of its waves and fierce winds howl the terror of the people, predicts himself from the perdition. Temples in honor of beloved rivers and lakes, the ancient Slavs did not build, but the rites usually went ashore. Sumptuous torzhestvovaniya made in the spring, when the waters, destroying their winter shackles were astonished his admirers in full glory. The people prostrate themselves. The prayers started. People immersed in water with the great rites; enthusiasts same religion in the heat of his zeal voluntarily sunk in the sacred river or lake of awe. Passages survived to us from the ancient manuscripts and vulgar songs in honor of the water deities confirm what I have said here, and Lomonosov thinks that the Slavs and the very name of God made holy river Bug.

 

TEMPLE Svetovid

 

Mertsana still resting in the arms of the King of water; Hours guarded entrance and exit Solntseva home and prisnoyuny Svetovid with gold on the bed resting in the arms of triglycerides as Rurik and Oleg back lit on the hill where the temple rises Svetovid, exalted and worthy temple of God glorified in him ! High Priest Svetovidov, Bogoved, accompanied by priests, and he's coming into Candlemas. Rurik proceed to the gates of the temple, but surprised to see them mixing. "They may not be open, that — says Bogoved — until the first rays of the sun does not hit the face of God, and then the voice of the trumpet herald his presence. When the last ray come face Svetovidov, tone deaf mournful horn and drum heralded concealed from us beneficent luminary. A cloudy day in our laws is noschi. "- The night was bright and like a winter day when the sun beams through weak frost shines.

Prince, pending a review of the first ray, and went around the church, wanting to see him. From dale it seemed to him small, but Rurik surprised having found it overwhelming. He was a district in 1460 steps. Twelve huge jasper pillars krinfskogo rank maintained its roof canopy; oglaviya them were from gilded copper. Three hundred and sixty windows and twelve gates consisted brass valves. At each door there were two priests with the trumpets. The copper gates depicted famous twelve labors good god, how to use naked people he made a ram, which at the same moment, rushed to him, but offered them his wave, like an ox subdue the indomitable and giving them in service, invented the plow, and for them all agricultural implements, how to fight and win the Black God, kidnapped his children, twins and Dazhbog Zimtserlu. Customs Marine visible miracle child Chernobog as it turning into a great cancer, wants to steal the sun, but it scorched scorching rays fall — and bounce his range as a drop splashing current Volkhov, and making a hole in the ground, produces Russian sea. Here a terrible lion, with a copper tail and diamond teeth, Veles steals cattle, and this results in awe of God, but his kick Svetovid reeks Zlata samoseka takes its tail (out of which were born runners) and teeth, and places in the sky where hitherto see them and call the lion. Here shows his love with the beautiful Triglav and torment Chernobog in love with her. Svetovid, playing the harp and sings her gentle poems, she crowned his cornflower wreath, and danced around their Zimtserla, Lada, Seva and flicker. Rumyanoschekaya Didiliya zlatistymi with disheveled hair and a bright red light chasuble, brings them to the diamond bowl Zlata heavenly honey, drink of the gods. Lola sitting beside psaltery, listens and smiles slyly. Dido, vzvivshis in the air, let heavy arrows in Chernobog. Bel-god nosyasya over them in the cloud, nice smiles. There Perun holds great balance, nispuschennye them from heaven to solve violent conflicts between White god and children of it, and between Czernebog and children of it when they started between violent abuse, dolzhenstvovavshaya destroy the world, and when Nij in a frenzy shook the earth, spewing flames from it, — Miracle Marine fluctuate beaches, and Yaga, daughter Chernobog armed with iron clubs, cruise around on his car and shot down from the floor of the mountain. But the great Perun wished to reconcile them, and sent a single one of his employees of Lightning, but will usher him. Then the genus belbogs sat in one the scales, and the genus Chernobog to another. Perun lifted weights, and a bowl with Czernebog ascended above the dark clouds, but the bowl belbogs sons remained on the land. — In another place, it was seen as a great hit Svetovid Scorpio, when this has kidnapped his daughter Zimtserlu, mourned Dazhbog. Tions, in vain his fear hidden, and returned Svetovid Dazhbog his sister and her husband. But angry Nij, avenged him for this, nispustil land night, grievous chill, snow, Metelitsa … Svetovid, hitting all their arrows Zlatev, drove back to the area Nia. Tions, still blazing with anger against him, sent a house-spirit, but slay his favorite horses, but Svetovid created srebrorogatogo volnosrebristogo bold and goat, and fired to destroy this spirit. — On the tenth door depicts the god of light, Leah tions from the mountains, from jars of golden , abundance of water, from which reject the beginning of the river Volga, Dnieper and Dvina, Don, and the glorious Lake Ilmen. He inhabits them fish, floating on the duality of every kind. Jealous of these things, the Sea King has sent a whale to devour them, but Striba struck him then inventions spears, and pulling, put it on the place where the temple stands Svetovidov; hill are composed of dust whale. — These were the images on the camera. The temple was built of light gray natural stone. Overhangs the wall to the pillars measured by two big steps, with six levels rising. Roofing, hemisphere, consisting of gilded copper. The middle of it stood a gilded copper statue Svetovid, the edges on all four sides, were placed four idol izsechennye marble. In the east, shimmering statue, goddess, ruling over the start of the day and the sun is always preceding, daughter and Dazhbog Zimtserly, the goddess of spring, the wife of the King of the Sea, and its position was Svetovid opens the gates of heaven to his house, when he appeared in the world. Svetovid to distinguish gave her a crown of edinyya star, and her robe zlatobagryana. Joy always shone on her rosy cheeks, and she brought the gods of heaven feasts honey. Twinkling, as well as Svetovid, prisnoyuna. South statue was placed Kupala son flickered and Seva. He had the appearance of a young man in a short and light clothing. Fruitfulness fire blazed in his eyes, which only dealt with, giving birth, not only animals, cattle, fish, reptiles, and even. tree and grass. He was dwelling in the south. Up the holy sacrifice him just twigs, with songs and dances: the pictured fire fruitful and fun. At his feet a rabbit, in the hand of a flame of fire on his head a crown of flowers, called by its name Globe. Dogoda his brother is dearest of all the gods, the shortest and most beautiful. Dogodin statue stood in the west. He waved at her hair: a crown of thorns, blue wings on his shoulders, and a robe on it a thin blue. Smile always on his ruddy face. He is so loved by all, it's safe to kiss the most Lada, is holding a fan. Savage Pozvizda statue stood in the north. His face was wrinkled and dirty. Head wrapped in a skin flap of polar bears, frozen beard, buckskin clothing, feet shod with the skin eiderdown. In his hands he held fur, ready to unleash the outpouring of frost, storms, snow, hail, rain and bad weather. He is considered as the god of the winds. Narrate that his home is on the northern edge of the mountains of Scandinavia, where it has its throne, and where he has many children like him cruel. This God, being the son Silnoboga, cheer, shall smoke storm, sunk ships, breaking trees, sending a chill throughout and weather. It demands the sacrifice pochastu people. — These were the four statue, standing on the roof of the temple. The hill was also placed in a proportionate manner to three hundred fifty triangular altars. Meanwhile, as Rurik Bogoveda examined and asked about the importance of what he had seen them, heard the voice of the pipe from the twelve gates were opened and the gates of the Great High Priest … Bogoved entered into the gates of the western one he intended to enter. — Rurik and Oleg enter the church through the gates of the East, and the divine fear embraces their souls: they behold the face Svetovid shining Thou copper crucible. Great high priest — as usual dressed in four thin chiton, each one longer, in purple, green, yellow and white, in opayasanii, on which twelve labors skillfully embroidered Svetovid c with gold crown, decorated with family jewels — in his hand a golden cup full of the purest spirit of wine. Twelve surrounding priests held great srebryanuyu tub, in no way were the three different legs: one like an eagle, another — an ox, and the third — the whale. Other priests were seven singing faces and twelve faces in pipes and horns trumpeting biyuschih and tambourines, and the four faces on the strings and harp playing. Then the great high priest, came to the throne, knelt down, and taken up a golden cup, read prayers, and after a cup of touch to the horn while it is in hand Svetovid: the spirit of wine was kindled, and shook at the voice of the arches and horns, the sound of drums, the ringing strings, harps, and guns, and the voice of the singer, exclaimed, "Glory!" Meanwhile Bogoved brought flaming chalice Prince, who took it, poured in a silver tub — and soared to God azure flame of sacrifice, be acceptable. And then seven faces, although around one on a single, first predvodimye pesnotvortsem, tacos sang:

 

FIRST FACE AND TURNOVER

Ash month during midnight

Stars shine brightly noschiyu,

Month silvers temnyya water,

Zlata star sky blue;

Only one sun warms clear.

 

TWO FACE AND TURNOVER

It warms and nourishes us;

Pozvizd him afraid;

Glances — Zimerzla runs from the eye —

And Zimtserla us down.

Blagodatelno as for us it is!

 

THREE FACE AND TURNOVER

At the east to see him joyfully:

When the survey appears

Then opens the door to a golden

Cognizance of her palaces.

He comes from the high towers,

From high, from heaven,

How the mighty knight with a victory.

Svetovid! We adore you!

 

FOUR FACE AND TURNOVER

How is the whole creation is cheerful,

Faced with his father and the king!

Chapter podemlyut tree;

Freshened flower and grass;

Birds flutter, sing,

Glory and pay tribute,

Your name is uplifting.

 

FIFTH FACE AND TURNOVER

Tremble with joy

Fields steklistyh water;

Ice meschut bright sparks,

Uzrya his coming …

He worships the forest,

Syrbor bows to the ground;

Leaves the wind does not move,

Dubrova And no noise;

Rivers rapids only say:

"Great, great Svetovid!"

 

SIX FACE AND TURNOVER

The gods are great, but scary Perun!

Horror brings heavy foot,

He, in the preceding terrible storm

Darkness blankets, vihrmi povit,

Groznyya clouds leads to yourselves;

Set foot on the cloud — fire from the feet;

Riza wag — pobagroveet firmament;

Looks at the land — the land tremble;

Looks at the sea — foam boils;

Sloping hill blade of grass in front of him.

His terrible anger you turn away from us! ..

Throwing a handful of hail in one thousand steps

Just stepped, so a thousand miles away;

Only on the heel of his clouds blushed

Strong foot sound muffled published

(He shook the earth and the sea)

And suddenly flashed the last floor! ..

Quiet, kind Svetovid!

Refund,

We are helpless and orphaned Soothe! ..

Cute as he oskablyaetsya us

Shevstvuya in disasters to comfort people.

 

SEVEN FACE AND TURNOVER

Honored by celestials

For their valor and power;

But of all the virtues is better than the

Virtue with mercy, meekness;

At the mercy of omnipotence,

Svetovidov omnipotence.

King of the stars, we worship you,

Before you, we Throws! —

 

CHOIR

Only one sun warms clear.

As a beneficial to us it!

— Svetovid! We worship you,

Your name is uplifting.

Kohl great, great Svetovid,

Shevstvuya in disasters to comfort people!

King of the stars you adore,

Before you, we Throws!

 

Posem twelve faces, playing on pipes, horns and tambourines, and surrounded the temple, chanting in honor Svetovid solemn songs.

Died truboglashenie loud, and included four maidens mladye, each in his hands Cosnita. One was in a purple dress with blue perepoyasanie shoulder, his head removed deciduous Shipka. The other in the green, with a red band on her head a crown of myrtle, and the third in zlatotsvetnom, with a wreath of class and crimson sash, the fourth in a white dress, with silver uvyasle (tiara), gold band. First, standing on the knee, and taking out Cosnita flowers, scattering them before Svetovid; another offer different benefits, and the third of class and grapes, the fourth Zlata crown. Soon String strumming and singing began, and each face first played especially, and every maiden Svetovid danced before; then all four faces, when combined, played songs, and four maidens danced.

Svetovid person becomes lighter, after dancing idol hesitated. The high priest, twelve priests likovstvuyuschie, singers, igrateli, truboglasiteli, upcoming prophets and creators fell to the ground, and then the river Svetovid:

 

Thy name is from west to east,

And on the limit of my north is your limit;

Yes your glory fill the universe;

Thou sand on the beach, tacos flame thy

Thousands of years izochtu I'm your age;

And you shall worship any man!

 

Pesnotvortsy collected these verbs, wrote on the board and handed the golden Ruriku: he read them, he gave to the interpretation of the prophets.

Then face Svetovidov lost radiance, and the faces on the exclamation departure pipes, horns and drums. Generous and devout Rurik ordered all altars bring Svetovid and white ox and sacrificial meat divided the army and the people. — Oleg marched it to pass, as the great prince Bogovedom went to his palace, for an interview with the high priest of all things visible, and for information on a essence of faith Slavs.

 

 G. Glinka

1804

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