Most vividly, the dual faith is reflected in the peasant land-farming calendar, where the veneration of Christian saints is closely intertwined with pagan beliefs and rites. Over time, many of the most important rituals for the pagan were taken less seriously and gradually turned into children’s games.
Here is how the year of the Russian peasant passed. On the day of the winter solstice (December 25), it would be necessary to help the sun gain strength-because farmers burned bonfires, rolled burning ears, symbolizing the sun. So that the winter was not too severe, they made a snow woman, depicting winter, and broke it with snowballs. Continue reading
The God of fertility associated with Navya (the lower world) was Veles (Volos, Vlas). The name Veles goes back to the ancient root “vel” with the meaning “dead”. But since the world of the dead was associated with the idea of magic power, the owner of which subdues people, the same root means power and is found in the words “power”, “command”, “possess”, “great”. Descent into the other world brings the hero omniscience, special wisdom, often associated with poetic features, so Veles is simultaneously the God of wisdom and poetry (the prophetic singer Boyan in” the Word about Igor’s regiment “is called the grandson of “Veles’s grandson”). Continue reading
Divine Atlantis! Beautiful are your mountains and valleys, the voices of your nymphs.
Virgin are your dances, white fonts. Here the all-perfect goddesses bathe, hiding from mortals the mysterious beauty of the celestials, who are blissfully rejoicing in the Kingdom of kingdoms.
Here, on the Solar Throne, sits Hera, Queen of Theogamy. The pinnacle of wisdom of the Atlantic white elders.
Staritsa (in direct translation) Hera-the fat mountain, the Lord’s mountain, the House of God’s mountain, the Blessed mountain. Still an unattainable peak on the way to the Atlantic Olympus to the Christian Kingdom. Continue reading