Slavs depicted the different planes of existence in the form of tree. Usually it was an oak. “Yav” is material world around us and located at the in the tree trunk. “Prav” is upper world situated in the branches of the tree, the realm of gods and celestial bodies. “Nav” is the underworld located in the roots of the World Tree.


Slavic World Tree is not ‘Book of Veles’ invention. It is present in songs, embroidery, paper cuttings etc.
Some examples of paper cuttings from Poland, Łowicz region, Masovia:



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