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slavic world tree

gardening: the mythological symbol of the World Tree survived throughout the Slavic folklore for many centuries after Christianisation. Three levels of the universe were located on the tree.

In the center is goddess Makosh.     Makosh was among seven most important deities in Slavic pantheon in Rus' before it was christianised mentioned in the Tale of Bygone Years chronicle.  After Christianity she was linked to Paraskeva Pyatnitsa. Makosh is goddess of spinning and fertility linked to Friday. She is a well  known deity  and common in folk arts in eastern Slavic countries.

Mezen River, which flows in the Arkhangelsk region, gave its name to the amazing in its beauty and originality of Russian painting - Mezen.

Perun and Veles. Veles also known as Volos (Russian: Волос) (listed as a Christian saint in Old Russian texts) is a major Slavic supernatural force of earth, waters and the underworld, associated with dragons, cattle, magic, musicians, wealth and trickery. He is the opponent of the Supreme thunder-god Perun, and the battle between two of them constitutes one of the most important myths of Slavic mythology.

Perun and Veles. Veles also known as Volos (Russian: Волос) (listed as a Christian saint in Old Russian texts) is a major Slavic supernatural force of earth, waters and the underworld, associated with.

#mythology , #pagan , #slavic_mythology , #pagan_mythology , #slavic_gods   "The Summer" http://vesemir.blogspot.ru/2015/06/blog-post_6.html

#mythology , #pagan , #slavic_mythology , #pagan_mythology , #slavic_gods "The Summer" http://vesemir.blogspot.ru/2015/06/blog-post_6.html

#mythology , #pagan , #slavic_mythology , #pagan_mythology , #slavic_gods   "Sky Sailing" http://vesemir.blogspot.ru/2015/08/blog-post_24.html

#mythology , #pagan , #slavic_mythology , #pagan_mythology , #slavic_gods "Sky Sailing" http://vesemir.blogspot.ru/2015/08/blog-post_24.html