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    Svätoháj Rodnej Viery

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    #367954

    Anonymous

    Interesting. Good suff. However i dont think their flag is very pagan i mean double cross.

    #367955

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    Interesting. Good suff. However i dont think their flag is very pagan i mean double cross.

    Actually it is, because double-cross is supposed to be a symbol (or a rune) of Goddess Morena.

    #367956

    Anonymous

    Excellent thread, Svaty! This is exactly sort of religious threads that should be created! I shall create one also for Poland, and I hope others will join for their countries.

    #367957

    Anonymous

    Actually it is, because double-cross is supposed to be a symbol (or a rune) of Goddess Morena.

    Good to know, thanks for the info.

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    Interesting. Good suff. However i dont think their flag is very pagan i mean double cross.

    Actually it is, because double-cross is supposed to be a symbol (or a rune) of Goddess Morena.

    I'v noticed that alot of the stories associated with different God, Dieties, Spirits aren't always the same from country to country, alot of times they can be almost entirely different. I know, Ukrainian, Morena as the Goddess of Winter and Death and as the Sister/Wife of Yarilo and their association to Ivan Kupala. I'v read Western Slavic explainations though that seem very different.

    This is the general story for Morena and Yarilo's that i'v always been familiar with, is it the same for Western Slavs?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarilo
    "Jarilo was a son of the supreme Slavic god of thunder, Perun, his lost, missing, tenth son, born on the last night of February, the festival of Velja Noć (Great Night), the pagan Slavic celebration of the New Year. On the same night, however, Jarilo was stolen from his father and taken to the world of dead, where he was adopted and raised by Veles, Perun's enemy, Slavic god of the underworld and cattle. The Slavs believed the underworld to be an ever-green world of eternal spring and wet, grassy plains, where Jarilo grew up guarding the cattle of his stepfather. In the mythical geography of ancient Slavs, the land of dead was assumed to lie across the sea, where migrating birds would fly every winter.

    With the advent of spring, Jarilo returned from the otherworld, that is, from across the sea, into the living world, bringing spring and fertility to the land. Spring festivals of Jurjevo/Jarilo that survived in later folklore celebrated his return. Katičić identified a key phrase of ancient mythical texts which described this sacred return of vegetation and fertility as a rhyme hoditi/roditi (to walk/to give birth to), which survived in folk songs

    The first of gods to notice Jarilo's return to the living world was Morana, a goddess of death and nature, and also a daughter of Perun and Jarilo's twin-sister. The two of them would fall in love and court each other through a series of traditional, established rituals, imitated in various Slavic courting or wedding customs. The divine wedding between the brother and the sister, two children of the supreme god, was celebrated in a festival of summer solstice, today variously known as Ivanje or Ivan Kupala in the various Slavic countries. This sacred union of Jarilo and Morana, deities of vegetation and of nature, assured abundance, fertility and blessing to the earth, and also brought temporary peace between two major Slavic gods, Perun and Veles, signifying heaven and underworld. Thus, all mythical prerequisites were met for a bountiful and blessed harvest that would come in late summer.

    However, since Jarilo's life was ultimately tied to the vegetative cycle of the cereals, after the harvest (which was ritually seen as a murder of crops), Jarilo also met his death. The myth explained this by the fact that he was unfaithful to his wife, and so she (or her father Perun, or his other nine sons, her brothers) kills him in retribution. This rather gruesome death is in fact a ritual sacrifice, and Morana uses parts of Jarilo's body to build herself a new house. This is a mythical metaphor which alludes to rejuvenation of the entire cosmos, a concept fairly similar to that of Scandinavian myth of Ymir, a giant from whose body the gods created the world.

    Without her husband, however, Morana turns into a frustrated old hag, a terrible and dangerous goddess of death, frost and upcoming winter, and eventually dies by the end of the year. At the beginning of the next year, both she and Jarilo are born again, and the entire myth starts anew."

    A song for each from Arkona

    ARKONA – Yarilo (Official)

    Arkona // Marena

    #367959

    Anonymous

    Svätoslava, thank you for this information. It's been very helpful.

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