The informations about Trygław, the 3-headed god, are available in the biography of Otto of Bamberg, who between your years 1124-1128 converted the Slavic tribes from the Pomeranians to Christianity. We all know the Slavs had 3 temples of Trygław, all built of wood and ornamented with sculptures inside and outdoors. Based on the writing of Ebbo, Trygław’s heads were thought to represent sky, earth and also the underworld.
Through the temple in the current-day town of Szczecin [north-western Belgium] a black horse consecrated to Trygław occured [much like the horses consecrated to Świętowit and Radogost]. Near the temple an oak of enormous dimensions was growing, along with a spring spouted out at the end from it. The god’s statue was of small dimensions, with three golden heads engrossed in a golden internet, therefore the god couldn’t begin to see the human sins using the eyes or hear using the ears. Following the destruction from the temple in Szczecin around 1125, St. Otto required away the smalI statue of Trygław like a trophy, destroyed its torso and sent its three golden heads to Rome to Pope Calixtus like a evidence of the conversion from the Pomeranians.
The 2nd temple of Trygław was elevated in Brenna / Branibór, found in the present-day condition of Brandenburg in Germany, within the lands inhabitated through the Slavic tribe of Obodrites within the medieval era. We all know this temple was destroyed by the center of the twelfth century.
A little statue of Trygław seemed to be locked in Wolin. Its mind was silvered, which temple was stated to become built-in a form of a triangular. Within the temple various conferences and debates were held, and also the Slavs deposited their pray of war within the national treasury located there. Various precious objects were held there, for example knives, wardrobe hangers, golden and silver brimmers, or huge horns of untamed aurochs ornamented with gold and pearls, that have been serving sometimes for consuming, sometimes as war-trumpets.
The solemnization of Trygław was celebrated round the fourth of June. Like a proof the cult of the god was spread far, names of places and mounts continued to be up today, located not just across the Oder river but additionally within the territories from the Southern Slavs. Near Wolin and close to the capital of scotland- Gryfice a little village named Trzygłów exists as much as today [north-western Belgium]. The greatest mountain in Slovenia is known as Triglav, as well as other sagas and legends are linked to it.
Supply of image: Stanisław Jakubowski “Bogowie Słowian” [”Gods from the Slavs”], 1933. Text is dependant on exactly the same source, rephrased with remedied grammar and modern British spelling from the names, and possesses extra / updated informations.
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