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  • Macedonians - Bulgarians or Serbs?

    That's the usual bs question that you read in almost every Slavic Forum. Someone asks if the inhabitants of Slavic Nation X are in reality ethnic Y and then you get a bs discussion that leads nowhere...
    There is no bulletproof definition of "Bulgarianess" or "Serbianess".
    What's the point of this question?

    I know two things for certain,
    We Slavs are connected by blood, culture and language and we will be the big losers of the 21th century if we keep splitting hairs like this.

    If the Macedonians don't get a chance to deal with their Albanian problem this question will become irrelevant anyway. Who of us needs a second Kosovo?

  • What are some good films about Rodnovery, or Slavic Pagans?

    A good movie on the subject is Polish movie "When the sun was a God" . I don't know if there are English subtitles for this movie





  • What are some good films about Rodnovery, or Slavic Pagans?

    Regarding the Norse presence in Ukraine, recently, in the village of Pul Shatsky district, Volyn, Ukraine, on Lake Pulemetske was found a bronze gilding pad on a belt featuring a scene from Norse mythology "Way of the Warrior in Valhallu (home paradise)." Such a thing could only belong to noble warrior Viking, which not so easy could lose such a subject, because he embodied his belief in the hereafter. (Sorry, google translate.)

    Photos and full article here: http://www.uarp.org/news/1495981644
  • What are some good films about Rodnovery, or Slavic Pagans?

    @Shaokang

    >What it bothered me is the way Slavs were presented there. As a weak and unorganized peasents who sporadically sacrificed people and the prince that doesn't seem to had control over his subjects and is hoping for luck when fighting the enemies.

    It's nonsense.  Norse accepted Slavic names, culture quickly. Pagan Slavic Gods were erected in Kiev by Norse princes. In second generation they were assimilated into Slavic culture completely. We know from the past princes were not accepting the culture of peasants , I mean culture of foreign peasants so quickly. 

    Pagan Slavs, Balts and Germanic including Norse were sacrificing people before Christianity.
  • What are some good films about Rodnovery, or Slavic Pagans?

    @Sviatogor
    Only word for that comes to my mind at the moment is врач, it can be translated as sorcerer as the root of that word is враџбина which means sorcery. Not sure if the pagan priests were called like that, but it was odd when I heard Russians call doctors like that.

    I was actually reffering more to the way those early East Slavic countries were organized. I thought there was better social organization, stronger leadership and more stable community. Also I am sure Indo-European people didn't sacrificed people (or did so on extremely rare circumstances). Far Eastern and Mesoamerican cultures have extensive records of human sacrifices.

    I know Slavs used terms Varangians, here they are known as Варјази.
  • What are some good films about Rodnovery, or Slavic Pagans?

    @Shaokang
    "it was odd when I heard Russians call doctors like that"
    It evokes chicken legs and chanting don't it?

    @Sviatogor Vluhvs is what the three magi in the story of the Star Of Bethlehem are called.
  • What are some good films about Rodnovery, or Slavic Pagans?

    I found some information on Volhv in dictionary.  The dictionary states that the word exists in Bulgarian влъхва - magician. And Slovenian  volhva, volhvica  - female fortune-teller.

    Estonians loaned the word from Slavs võlu - witch. 
  • What are some good films about Rodnovery, or Slavic Pagans?

    @Shaokang


    Organisation of Slavic states in eastern Slavia it would have come  after Christianity. As it happened in Bulgaria, Great Moravia, Poland. Baptism of Rus coincided with the arrival of Varangians. 


    Pre-Christian Europeans of northern regions of Europe practised human sacrifice according to various chronicles : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_sacrifice#Europe

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    According to Roman sources, Celtic Druids engaged extensively in human sacrifice. According to Julius Caesar, the slaves and dependents of Gauls of rank would be burnt along with the body of their master as part of his funerary rites.

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    Human sacrifice was not a particularly common occurrence among the Germanic peoples, being resorted to in exceptional situations arising from crises of an environmental (crop failure, drought, famine) or social (war) nature, often thought to derive at least in part from the failure of the king to establish and/or maintain prosperity and peace (árs ok friðar) in the lands entrusted to him.[46] In later Scandinavian practice, human sacrifice appears to have become more institutionalised, and was repeated as part of a larger sacrifice on a periodic basis (according to Adam of Bremen every nine years).

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    According to the 12th-century Russian Primary Chronicle, prisoners of war were sacrificed to the supreme Slavic deity Perun. Sacrifices to pagan gods, along with paganism itself, were banned after the Baptism of Rus' by Prince Vladimir I in the 980s.

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    It was documented by crusaders Teutonic Knights that pagan Prussians (western Balts) sacrificed humans and horses in mid 13th century. Horse sacrifice was an ancient IE practice.


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  • What are some good films about Rodnovery, or Slavic Pagans?

    I didn't watch it yet, but this movie looks interesting. It's about Cyril and Methodius.
    I'm surely going to watch this movie, as it shows how they created our first script. I'm able to read glagolitic and I'm fan of it, so this movie is definitely on my playlist. Maybe you'd like to watch it too.

    Official trailer:



    Unofficial trailer with subtitles:



  • What are some good films about Rodnovery, or Slavic Pagans?

    I didn't watch it yet, but this movie looks interesting. It's about Cyril and Methodius.
    I'm surely going to watch this movie, as it shows how they created our first script. I'm able to read glagolitic and I'm fan of it, so this movie is definitely on my playlist. Maybe you'd like to watch it too.

    Official trailer:



    Unofficial trailer with subtitles: