The pre-Christian Slavs shared a lot of their religion in the major
aspects with this from the other Indo-European peoples. Their gods derived
from common origins and displayed characteristics in unity using the
other Indo-European religions. The word for any god (bog)
originated from the Iranian language. The Slavic religion was unaccompanied
by doctrinal systems or creeds or scriptures and as a result it
evolved in a variety of directions because the ancient Slavic tribes migrated
using their common homeland into Eastern and Southern Europe.
Such as the other Indo-European peoples the Slavs shared a hierarchy of
gods and spirits, some benevolent yet others malevolent, which governed
every facet of their lives and searched for propitiation requiring the expenditure
of great importance and effort through public and private worship and ritual. Vital
within the ancient Slavic pantheon was Svetovid, god of love and fertility and war,
who shared his primacy with Svarog, god of paradise and also the air. The latter’s
boy, Svarozid, was god of fireside. The 2 in relationship and performance
was similar to Zeus and Hephaestus in ancient greek language mythology. One of the
Eastern Slavs Perun, the god of thunder and lightning, enjoyed high
rank like Thor in Germanic mythology. Following the Eastern Slavs were converted
to Christianity Perun was eventually made available to the personage of
St. Elijah observed in Russian iconography riding a chariot of fireside across
the celebs. Important also were Chernobog, the black god from the underworld,
who survives in lots of Slavic curses, and Belobog, the white-colored god from the
upperworld. The 2 displayed that dichotomy of excellent and evil found
everywhere in Indo-European religions, which manifested itself later
within the development of the Gnostic heretical sects in early Christian
Additionally towards the above dieties there have been many spirits of lesser
importance whose characteristics and processes found vary significantly
one of the various Slavic tribes. They lived on creatures, plants, trees,
rocks and rivers and placed great demands around the ancient Slavs who searched for
to propitiate them.
Included in this was the "unclean spirit" (Nechysta Syla) relevant especially
for this web site in supporting the custom among Eastern Slavs to put
healing willow branches behind icons and crosses to enhance the latters’
capability to repel evil in the household. One dare remember the infamous
Baba Yaga who resided in darkness and devoured people. This demonized
goddess or witch established fact in Russian folklore and verse and it is
generally accustomed to scare children into obeying their parents. Baba
Yage bears an uplifting resemblance of Kanahora, the evil eye from the Eastern
European or Ashkenazi Jews.
Ancient Slavic religion was quite unsophisticated and naturalistic.
It contained neither doctrines nor creeds nor scripture nor organized
priesthood. Most importantly it had been as with other Indo-European religions
in becoming completely non-ethical, demanding of those no system of
specific conduct considered to become pleasing towards the dieties. Its practice
was completely ritualistic, i.e. it provided the folks having a system
of rites for that propitiation from the gods whether bad or good. That
system of elaborate rites and sacrifices privately shrines was sometimes
supported in public places temples by human sacrifices and worked out a strong
hang on the Slavs lengthy once they were transformed into Christianity.
The pre-Christian Slavs weren’t literate and left no everything written down
regarding their culture and religion. What
we know of the pre-Christian Slavic religion, apart from that from
analysis of archeological finds, originated from free airline within the writings
of German missionaries bearing Roman Christianity and in the South
from Greek priests bearing Byzantine Christianity. Both Eastern and
the Western places of worship held to the fact that Slavic heathenism was of
demonic origin and fully without merit. When Christian missionaries
experienced the Slavs they found religious practices entirely different
using their own. Christianity contained a fullness of doctrines and creeds
in addition to customs or religious practices produced from and supporting
the basic principles from the belief. Furthermore Christianity had a moral
system of behavior produced from the faith and highlighted through
scripture along with other writings. Quite simply, Christianity was both
doctrinal and ethical. Slavic religion was neither. As elsewhere when
paganism experienced Christianity it opposed however the old religion was
eventually overcome through the new which integrated into it a few of the
old directly into modern occasions. This subject is going to be covered more fully
within the essay which follows coping with the conversion from the Slavs.
2001-2003 by Robert L. Schwind.
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Europe´s Pre-Christian "Trinity Religion" Rediscovered
Casey Perez: You fucking christians are sooooo fucking full of shit….. I fucking HATE and curse your fucking faith… You blind pieces of shit are losing the fucking battle wake up your beliefs are PAGAN the bible itself tells you christmas and other christian Holidays are PAGAN carbon dated stone dating waaay further back than your bullshit book tells the truth… We are awake his Army is ready and stead fast and gaining ground believe me….
Casey Perez: Daniel Mullins my point is this there are Good PEOPLE and bad PEOPLE Christians always segregate themselves and act as if cause thats what theyre taught… that only THEY will attain salvation…. As if salvation is even necessary… All a control scheme and straight up Bullshit… Nothing wrong with faith only bullshit
Casey Perez: Daniel Mullins YOU CHRISTIANS PRAY TO MANY GODS AS WELL AND YOU DO T EVEN KNOW IT YOU FOLLOW PAGAN DEITIES PAGAN BELIEFS AND PAGAN TRADITIONS YOUR CALENDER YOUR DAYS OF THE WEEK YOUR HOLIDAYS ETC ETC ETC YOUR PRAYERS YOUR SONGS ESPECIALLY IN PSALMS WHERE THERE IS A SONG TO BAAL SMH YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA