Nowadays, there is a keen interest in everything related to the culture of our distant ancestors. Archaeological discoveries are pushing for this (more and more often as a result of excavations, scientists find traces of a civilization that is not inferior, and even surpasses the world-famous “cradles of world culture”), on the one hand, and the growing self-awareness of the nation, on the other.
This is not heresy, this is love of antiquity
The fact that there are more and more supporters of the ancient, so-called pagan religions does not mean that part of the population of our country consciously deny Christianity - not at all. There are few true connoisseurs and followers of the Vedic faith , and many of its supporters often wear Svarog Square on their neck next to a cross. However, it is more fashion or superstition, and not a real tribute to faith. In fact, many wear it because the amulet is beautiful. By the way, it is also called the Star of Russia and the Star of the Lada-Virgin Mary.
The main pre-Christian god
Before describing Svarog Square, it is necessary to recall the god himself. Who is he? What is famous for? Since truth is born of controversy, and there are so many dark spots around antiquities, there is no final definition of who Svarog is. Some believe that it generally arose as a result of a typo and an incorrect translation of the Chronography of the Byzantine author, John Malala. This priceless evidence of the time was supposedly translated into Old Slavonic in the 10th century. It was mentioned that Dazhdbog (like the ancient Greek Helios) - the sun god, was called Svarozhich, or the son of Svarog.
More than Zeus
A mistake or not a mistake, but knowledgeable people say that Svarog is a true Old Slavic heavenly ruler, the god of fire (like Hephaestus), wisdom, heaven, the father of the gods, in a word, the most important, and he has his own symbol - Svarog Square. He is the patron saint of blacksmithing, marriage, hunters and oaths. Translated from the ancient Indian Sanskrit, Svarog means "walking in the sky," or Heavenly father. In addition, he is the husband of the main goddess Lada, and this already resembles Zeus. Myths and legends of ancient Greece are known to many, but the legends about Svarog are not, although they are very beautiful, and the names in them are pleasant to the Russian ears ... For example, Alatyr stone, which turns into a white-combustible stone. Our main god made the Earth out of it and gave fire, like Prometheus, to people, therefore Svarog Square represents a hearth with four tongues of flame. He taught our ancestors how to cook food, moreover, the preparation of cottage cheese from milk is also his lessons. And, which none of the famous gods of other nations did, Svarog dropped a plow, a yoke, a battle pole ax and a bowl for preparing a magic drink on it to people. This is father so father!
The beauty of domestic legends
Svarogov Square is not the only memory of him; in our vocabulary to this day the word "bungle" has been preserved. And although it is claimed that it means to create something in a magical way, most often the word is used when they want to characterize something done not very well, but quickly. Nevertheless, the legends surrounding Svarog are one more beautiful. And the centaur Chiron among our ancestors had his own, and his name was Kitovras. He built a temple around Alatyr stone, where they began to make sacrifices. The result was an altar, obviously, long before the altars of the ancient Greeks. And what a beautiful legend about Blue Swarg - a country created by our ancient god! According to her, the ancestors of the Slavs live there now, and the stars in the sky are their shining eyes. Further, the legend tells about the whereabouts of the ancient temple - this is Mount Elbrus, which in ancient times was called Belina or White Mountain. There was another name - Bel-Alabyr, and it towered over the Belaya River, flowing near the White City, in which, naturally, the Belogors lived. Everything was white - whether it was covered with snow, or the snow-white stone Alatyr was shining. Since it is Svarog that is attributed to the beginning of the Iron Age on Earth, any forge, any anvil with a hammer is the altar to it, and the sacrifices, or trebs, to the demiurge god (artisan, creator, master) usually consist of cottage cheese or cottage cheese. The triumph of Svarog falls on November 14, on the day of Kuzma and Demyan, father and son (holiday of masters of art forging).
As noted above, the emblem of the ancient Slavic god is Svarogov Square. The meaning of the symbol we will now analyze in detail.
Old Slavic symbols
Pagan symbolism is called solar or solar and is represented by the Swastika, which personifies the rotation of the shining heavens and, by the way, is also literally translated. The ancient Slavs lived and died with her, she was everywhere - on cradles, on clothes, charms and religious objects. She protected and attracted luck. Svarog Square, or the Star of Russia, embodies the unity of various and diverse forms of the Universe - “Svasti”.
Among the large number of swastika amulets (Valkyrie, Rodovnik, the Sign of Svarog, Molvinets, Svarozhich, Dunia, Novorodnik, Belbog and some others), the symbol in question is the most powerful and bright, because it promises the person who carries it not only the main god Svarog and his wife Lada-Virgin Mary, but also their children - Svarozhichi: Perun and Dadzhbog. Not only the hearth is encrypted in it, but also the field symbolizing Mother Earth, Earth, that is, the fruiting force. It is possible to develop the idea that the four tongues of flame embody the four cardinal points, and this, in turn, speaks of the omniscience, omniscience of Svarog - it is impossible to deceive him, he is able to avert any misfortune. It contains male and female principles. Svarogov Square, the meaning of which cannot be described in a nutshell, is a talisman. It symbolizes the warmth and light of the Yarila-Sun and the prosperity of the land of our ancestors.
Fashion is fashion
Now Old Slavic amulets are very popular. True, for the most part they are worn as jewelry, clinging to clothes and bags. There are also jewelry - pendants, earrings. It's no secret that the fashion for tattoos does not subside. Along with the dragon, Svarog Square is also popular. The tattoo of this pagan emblem is present in the catalogs of absolutely all salons. Believing in the indestructible strength of the symbol, before the fight with Marco Huck, our illustrious boxer Alexander Povetkin made a tattoo in the shape of Svarog Square on the inside of his bicep. Did the amulet help, or did the athlete's excellent preparation have affected, but he won the fight and defended his honorary title of world champion according to the WBA ...