Russian Lacquer box Kholui "Snow Maiden & forest animals" miniature Hand Painted

Russian Lacquer box Kholui "Snow Maiden & forest animals" miniature Hand Painted

"Snow Maiden & Forest Animals" miniature papier-mache lacquer box, hand painted in Egg Tempera and gold on Mother of pearl by a Russian artist from the village of Kholui.

Dazbog, The first part of the name is “daj” – a form of the verb to give, while the second part “bog” means god. The Giving God, was a god of the Sun and he was one of Svarog’s sons. Dazbog stands for the Sun disc. Each morning he emerged from the arms of The Zorya (Dusk) to ride his chariot drawn by three horses: one is gold, one is silver, and one is diamond. He would travel across the heavens each day through his twelve kingdoms.

Dazbog was one of the major gods of Slavic mythology, most likely a solar deity and possibly a cultural hero.

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Russian lacquer miniature from the village of Fedoskino: Sirin, mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird; symbolizes eternal joy and heavenly happiness.

Morana (Morena, Mara, Maruha) is the goddess of death, of winter and of night. In some Slavic tribes, she is also the goddess of unhappiness in love. Repulsive and frightening, this goddess has the ability to transform herself, if necessary, into a swarthy, beautiful and seductive girl.

Morana or Morena is a Slavic goddess associated with death, winter and nightmares. The tradition of burning or drowning an dummy of Morana to celebrate the end of winter is a folk custom that survives in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Indrik- Russian myth: an enormous beast that had the body of a bull, the legs of a deer, the head of a horse, and a long horn protruding from the tip of its muzzle. It was the king of all animals and when it moved the earth rumbled. It lived on a mountain called "the holy mountain".

Indrik – Lord of all Unicorns, giant unicorn that is corrupted by the Horsmen.

Mokosh, also called Mokos, a Goddess of the Earth, was worshipped by the ancient Slavs. She is one of the most primeval deities in Europe. As is true in many countries where reconstructionist Paganism is blossoming, there is currently a significant revival of pre-Christian spirituality and folk traditions in the lands that were formerly dominated by the Soviet Union. Hence, Her presence is being remembered and honored openly once more.

Mokosh’ – the Russian goddess Lakshmi

Ведическая астрология и Круголет Числобога «Коляды Дар» - Родовые Истоки

Ведическая астрология и Круголет Числобога «Коляды Дар» - Родовые Истоки


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