Myths of Ancient Slavs

These paintings are created on the basis of slavic myths which have common idea with mythology of other nations

Thunder Horse

Thunder Horse

Practically for all Asian people, and for some European, the god of rain does not go without the horse. This horse belongs to thunder-god of Slavonic pagans Perun and associates with a thundercloud and a storm. When on horizon there was a black cloud, Russians spoke: “Equips Perun a horse – to be a thunder-storm”. Ancient Slavs trusted, that the thunder is a knock of hoofs of the Storm-horse, and lightning strike there where it will look, because ” … in his eyes is the stone Margarit which burns all what he looks at … ”

First Women in childbirth

First Women in childbirth birthing Sun and giving Life to the World

The original, most ancient faceless goddesses of Slavonic mythology. They created the Sun, the Earth and the whole world. Shaking out the coverlet (prime chaos essence is guessed) they parted the Sky and the Earth, and in the center the piece of energy arose, which turned into the Sun.
Afterwards two First women in childbirth transformed into Rod (the creator of the world and life), who crumbled into the variety of different gods of ancient pagan Slavic pantheon.
The dynamic of Slavonic mythology development reminds a lot the mythology history of some Indian tribes.

The hidden town Kitezh

The hidden town Kitezh

An ancient Russian legend tells about the town which was rescued magically. When Batiy’s army was approaching the town, it became invisible, and went down to the bottom of the lake. Later the legend circulated among Old Believerss. They believed that only righteous people used to live in Kitezh and evildoers were not let inside.
Kitezh was considered to be an ideal utopian society where pursued Old Believers could find asylum. The town was ruled by Saint Wisemen, thus the legend coincides with the legends about Belovodye and Shambala.

White Hot Alatyr stone

White Hot Alatyr stone

In Russian folklore it is a huge boiling stone, “the father of all stones”, which lays on Buyan island. The stone is a cloud under which there is a mighty power and there is no end of this power. The poem about the Pigeon book says: “There is Alatyr –Stone in the blue sea, many ships cross the sea and stop at this stone, the seamen take much of potion from it and send it around the world”. Alatyr stone reminds a lot Chintamani, which parts are also spread all over the world.

The Sunny Birch

On Berezan island there is The Sunny Birch, its roots grow up and branches down.

The energy of the sun stems from the center of the Sun and filling everything on the Earth with life, finds its continuation in plants, animals and people.
Berezan island’s sunny birch reminds the ash tree Igrasil from Scandinavian myths and the tree Ashvatkha, which following Bhagavat Gita also grows its roots up and branches down. The roots depict Supreme Essence – Parabraman, Atman or Prime cause. Fohat filling the Sun’s core is the energy most related to the original in our Solar system. Only the low parts of the branches touch the human genesis, and the goal of every being is to climb up gradually to the top, where the roots are, to the original, to set the tree on fire and to light a spark of sacred flame within.