Linden Tree – Slavic sacred tree
Within an exciting and great story about Serbian literature, history and culture, there’s no real beginning. Official historic theory is the fact that Slavs had arrived at Balkans from nowadays’ Russia in 6th century in so known as Great migration from the Slavs. A part of Slavs remained in Russia (Eastern Slavs), a part of them gone to live in Central Europe (Western Slavs) and a part of them moved in Balkans (Southern Slavs). There’s also another theories about origins of Slavic people as well as their territories, but we’ll leave that subject to many other occasion.
Official history also states that during the time of Great migration Slavs still didn’t have alphabet and weren’t literate, therefore we have no idea much regarding their ancient culture. With regards to Serbs particularly, there are just rare historic documents compiled by some foreign vacationers about Serbian lifestyle for the reason that period. People from other countries describe them like peaceful musicians, tall, handsome, mostly with blond or red hair and blue eyes. Their spouses were famous as beautiful and faithful. Serbs had some kind of folk’s parliament, where they discussed important decisions and problems.
In those days Serbian everyone was pagans plus they supported ancient Slavic gods, just like other Slavs. Because of numerous ethnological studies, today we all know a great deal about ancient religion and mythology. It’s enchanting, magical realm of gods, goddesses, fairies along with other amazing and often frightening beings. The final divinity in Slavic pantheon was PERUN, god of thunders. There have been also LJELJO, the god of affection, VESNA, a goddess of spring, SVAROG, an old father of the world and lightweight, SVETOVID, an excellent spiritual and particularly prophets’ divinity, and lots of, many more. In Serbian traditional literature gods aren’t pointed out an excessive amount of, but there are lots of descriptions of fairies. Slavs believed they’re unbelievably beautiful women of some other world, with lots of magical forces. Slavic fairies frequently interfered in humans’ resides in a great way, but may and in an average, frightening way. When Slavs received Christianity within the 8th century, they transferred a few of their questionnable beliefs towards the new religion and imputed it to Christian Saints and holidays. Great illustration of which are beliefs associated with questionnable god Perun, that are related to Christian saint Elijah. Many Slavic questionnable beliefs still live also with the traditions associated with Christmas along with other holidays and important existence occasions. You are aware how they are saying – tradition is really a dead belief, a memory of forgotten ancient world.
Worldwide famous ethnologist Veselin Čajkanović along with other Serbian scientists discovered even older Serbian and Slavic religion known as animism, which is dependant on worshipping plants and creatures and thought that all things in a full time income world includes a spirit (anima). Great Serbian poet Vasko Popa also gave significant contribution towards the research of Slavic animism. It’s almost sure that their theories are accurate. Exquisite Serbian folk poetry and favorite anecdotes are a great proof for your. Animistic interpretation around the globe that surrounds us is extremely well stored in individuals poems and tales. In Slavic plus other cultures lullabies are frequently hiding ancient archetypes more than other literary genres. Anyway, Slavic animism seemed to be including worshipping totems, much like American Indian along with other animistic traditions around the globe. Slavs thought that their divine forefather (that is a different reputation for totem) was wolf, so baby wolves were given kindness and respect. Slavs believed it’s heresy to kill baby wolves and prevented that by cost, often even jeopardizing their very own safety. In certain areas the primary totem would be a snake. Even nowadays Serbs still find it bad to kill so known as “snake – home protector“(that is really harmless animal), who sometimes turns up in first floor houses, particularly in a countryside. However, the wolf is a lot more frequently pointed out inside a beautiful Serbian traditional poetry than the usual snake. Ancient men treated all nature, our planet and also the sky, and all things in it just like a living beings. That’s also noticeable inside a Serbian traditional literature, in which the Sun, the moon and stars talk, laugh, play and try everything as people. No question Goethe, Schüler along with other great minds of European romanticism were charmed with this literary tradition which was discovered around the world within their epoch.
Ancient, mysterious and virtually forgotten worlds of Slavic animistic and questionnable spirituality were later in 20th century great inspiration for contemporary Serbian poets too. Vasko Popa who’s already pointed out within this text authored many poems using because the primary motives beliefs linked to baby wolves as totems and dogs as evil spirits because they were observed in Slavic animism. Great poetess Desanka Maksimović dedicated a few of her activly works to god Perun and poetical realm of Slavs’ mythology. Author, poet, and world traveller Rastko Petrović dedicated a lot of his works both to Slavic animism and paganism. These were all captivated by Slavic mythology around William Butler Yates was with Irish. The only real difference is the fact that Slavic mythology and traditions continue to be unfamiliar worldwide. Time is yet in the future. The planet is going to be stunned.
Australiana Serbahttp://www.australianaserba.com/the-forgotten-world-of-slavic-gods/http://www.australianaserba.com/wordpress-content/uploads/2016/12/angel-1578001_1920-1024×614.digitalhttp://www.australianaserba.com/wordpress-content/uploads/2016/12/angel-1578001_1920-150×150.digital2017-07-21T08:59:03+00:00Australiana SerbaSerbian Literary TreasuryAnimism,Literature,Ljljo,Questionnable,Perun,Serbian,Svarog,Svetovid,Vasko Popa,VesnaWithin an exciting and great story about Serbian literature, history and culture, there’s no real beginning. Official historic theory is the fact that Slavs had arrived at Balkans from nowadays’ Russia in sixth century in so known as Great migration from the Slavs. A part of Slavs remained in Russia (Eastern Slavs),…Australiana Serba