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Gods of Our Ancestors: Slavic Gods by Slovak Theater Actors

Slavic culture is finally getting a much needed promo

A project of talented Slovak theater actors from Slovenskí Rebeli theatre group (the Slovak Rebels) based in Komárno, Slovakia, presents 12 Gods of the Slavic mythology in their own unique way. These young members of the Matica Slovenská (the Slovak Matica) abide by the motto “when tradition meets passion”.

SIMARGEL – JANUARY

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RUSALKA – FEBRUARY

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VESNA – MARCH

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PERUN – APRIL

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DEVANA – MAY

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BELBOH – JUNE

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SVAROG – JULY

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MOKOSH – AUGUST

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VELES – SEPTEMBER

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VILA – OCTOBER

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CHERNOBOH – NOVEMBER

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MORENA – DECEMBER

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Source of photo, video and music: Roberta Krmášková (published with consent of the author).

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  • #457117

    Kapitán Denis
    Participant
    @kapitan-denis

    Beautiful goddesses!

    #457120

    Olga Kysil
    Participant
    @olga_kysil

    Beauty, beauty, beauty!

    #457166

    Aga Ta
    Participant
    @aga_ta

    Can anyone translate the text on the photographs please?

    #457167

    Mikhail Galamov
    Participant
    @mikhaila

    Černobog looks a little…as Americans say…emo.

    #457170

    Kapitán Denis
    Participant
    @kapitan-denis

    @aga_ta

     

    Simargel
    The messenger between gods, the earth and the underworld. He’s able to shapeshift, but he mostly appears as a wolf with wings.

     

    Rusalka

    A mythic being, whose afterlife is connected with water. They’re mostly spirits of drowned girls/women.

     

    Vesna

    The goddess of spring and youth. She wakes up frozen nature and “resurrects” vegetation.

     

    Perun

    The most important god, who ruled over others. He was the god of lightning, thunder, storm and war.

     

    Devana

    Daughter of Perun; pictured as a girl with golden hair.

     

    Belboh

    The god of day and daylight. White color and midsummer are dedicated to him.

     

    Svarog

    One of the oldest and most important old Slavic gods. He was the god of fire and the Sun, which he created in a forge.

     

    Mokosh

    The personification of Mother Earth. She’s also the goddess of fertility.

     

    Veles

    The god of herds and protector of shepherds. One of the oldest gods of Slavs.

     

    Vila

    Spirits of girls, who died after being engaged or before their wedding. They used to show up near (their) graves.

     

    Chernoboh

    The god of night, black color and evil. Midwinter is dedicated to him.

     

    Morena

    The ruler of death and winter. She’s associated with the traditional ritual *, during which she’s burned and drowned, which symbolizes the end of her rule.

     

    * The ritual of burning and drowning Morena:

    Vynášanie Moreny 2016

    Obnovený zvyk v Prakovciach. V predkresťanskom období ľudia verili, že prírodu ovládajú nadprirodzené sily. Zároveň boli presvedčení, že ich konanie možno ovplyvniť rôznymi obradmi. Patrí k nim aj vynášanie Moreny, staroslovanskej bohyne zimy a smrti. Jeden z najarchaickejších zvykov na našom území vyjadruje túžbu ľudí po skončení chladného počasia a príchode teplých jarných dní.

     

     

     

    @mikhaila

    “Černobog looks a little…as Americans say…emo.”

    He’s also known as Emobog. 😀

    #457176

    Mikhail Galamov
    Participant
    @mikhaila

    @kapitan-denis

    If they still allowed for reactions on the old forum, I’d would’ve given the lols for that one.  BRING BACK REACTIONS, @perun!

    #457182

    Olga Kysil
    Participant
    @olga_kysil

    This would make a great calendar.  My birthday is in July. I get Svarog. Is Svarog special to the month of July?

    Svarog

    One of the oldest and most important old Slavic gods. He was the god of fire and the Sun, which he created in a forge.

     

    #457183

    Aga Ta
    Participant
    @aga_ta

    @Kapitán Denis

    Thanks! We also cultivate the ritual of burning and drowning of Morena in Poland.

    #457251

    NikeBG
    Participant
    @nikebg

    Why did they include a fictional deity (yeah, I know all deities are fictional, but this one even more so) such as Belobog?

    @olga_kysil
    The only connection I can make is that July is a hot month and Svarog was a solar, smithing god, i.e. closely associated with heat.

    #457312

    Olga Kysil
    Participant
    @olga_kysil

    @nikebg I like your post with this comment. It is official – I LIKE YOUR POST. 😀

    #457317

    Kapitán Denis
    Participant
    @kapitan-denis

    @olga_kysil

    You should start a new thread for “English for Slavs” lessons. You wanted to teach us.

    I’d like to know something. Is the following sentence correct?

    “The god of herds and protector of shepherds.”

    Should there be an article before “protector”? Wouldn’t it sound like I’m talking about 2 people (or gods)?

    #457319

    Velka Opice
    Participant
    @velkaopice

    Nah, it’s correct.

    #457416

    NikeBG
    Participant
    @nikebg

    @kapitan-denis
    I do, actually, even though he’s still my favourite Jesus (thumbs up if you get the Gaiman reference).

    #458072

    Jiří Moučka
    Participant
    @jiri-moucka

    randomly sorted allegorical figure without relation to the time of year. wrong

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