In terms of significant initiation ritual greeting.
Since the shape of greeting can be understood, respected or not the other person, you can see the floor and the social status of the person to whom is assigned a greeting.
Many mysterious and interesting fraught with this custom.
Slavs past and present, here, too, all clear. But, something to tell the cost.
So basic, sterzhneoobrazuyuschim is the wish of health companion.
So let's say, the most famous greeting "Thou goy." This wish health Slav.
Everyone remembers the epic "goy thou, my good fellow?"
Here are tales of this expression came from. Explain that the word "hello" — is the wish of health, I do not need. Just wish health can hear the greetings of "common either," "Zdorovenki Buly" and many others. Wishing health companion, is a sign of good manners and respect. If you would like to welcome home and all his relatives that said "Peace to your home!".
It seems that this goes back to the ritual greeting homes and Chur. The phrase "Peace to your home," probably meant greeting houses. Brownie, not only preserves order in the hearth and home, but also the latest incarnation of a god Rod. Simply a process of transformation Roda — ancestors — Brownie was not fast. Kind of started to forget in the 10th century, and later centuries have worshiped Rozhanitsy.
But the cult of ancestor stayed in. Remember the expression when finding ownerless things, "Chur, my!". It is an ancient call to Rod witness discovery.
Slavs greeted not only with each other but also the gods. Hence the hypothesis of self-name of the Slavs from the word "glory." Slavs are not only praised the gods, but always treated correctly and politely for the natural environment. In the epics is preserved in the phenomenon that the characters often greet field, forest, river.
As mentioned above, the Slavs believed that the world is alive, and with every living soul to say hello. You do not wonder why the villages are still greeted with even stranger, everyone, even children? Slavs can not be called his true name, but he has to say hello. This goes back to the phenomenon that if you wanted the person's health, then he'll wish him well. And accordingly, the people and not previously familiar, become psychologically closer. And this convergence, as it were exhibited oberezhny circle. And from a stranger no longer expect bad.
Greetings dear people in the community, always accompanied by a low bow to the ground.
Friends and acquaintances greeted bowing.
Strangers could meet in different ways, but most often hand was applied to the heart and then fell down. A simplified version of the first two types. While in the first two cases, the hand was applied to the heart, so heartfelt intentions.
Just a stranger could find a simple nod. Characteristically, the movement in this greeting are not going to the sun, it's like trying to treat some modern Rodnoverie, and to the ground. And it is more than logical, given the time that the Slavs worshiped the ground for the Divine.
In studying this issue, and significant characteristic is the name of the Christian clergy pagan Slavs as "idolaters". Bow to the idol as an expression of welcome and respect. What characterizes the outlook of the Slavs, as idols is dead ancestors, and about or respectful or as. There is no written source describing the motion of the heart to the sky as a greeting.
The welcome was as initiating conversation. What he wants in return? Your own or someone else's (it's about an example of "goy Thou")?
Today, greeting applies strictly to the hallmark. So let's say a greeting ritual handshake is not a brush, and wrist. In Rodnoverie is not just a typical greeting, and identity. Acclaim is due to the antiquity of its use, as to whether there are weapons in the hole.
Esoteric same meaning in this form is the welcome that is transmitted by contact wrist pulse, and thus the other person's biorhythm. This is the greeting as it reads the code of another person.
Today you can find a lot of cheers and "Glory to Rod," "Good day," and many combinations of the above. And today, Rodnoverie wish health and prosperity of old. All word forms greetings convey warmth and participation in the life of another person.
I am glad that such a variety of greetings, though partly forgotten, but still came to our days and evolved a little!