Despite the fact that paganism in the modern world does not have a dominant position, it has enough followers to this day. Slavic paganism is not an exception. Accordingly, its followers can use the proper amulets and receive help from them.
Kolovrat is one of the most famous and strongest Slavic amulets: it does not just symbolize the movement of the sun, but also relates to the cyclical nature of all processes in the universe in general. In addition, it gives protection to some strong gods, each of which is responsible for its sphere of influence and helps in specific aspects.
What is the face of the sun
All the peoples of the world, without exception, have necessarily included in their religious aspects the worship of the sun, perhaps the most colossal source of energy. Under the bright sun, feeding on the light and warmth, everything on Earth grows. Our distant ancestors watched the sun as it moved across the sky, pinning their hopes on it and making amazing discoveries. And so they invented indispensable things: the calendar and the wheel. And this is only a small fraction of the inventors of antiquity.
We know many gods of different pantheons, seemingly unrelated to each other, because any nation preferred to live in isolation, not going into the religious preferences of its nearest neighbors.
Think of the most famous gods: the Egyptian Ra, the Greek Helios, the Slavic Yarilo. The list could go on ad infinitum. The names are all very different, but their functional duties make them practically relatives. We, on the other hand, are interested in details about our own - Slavic gods and everything connected with them.
How does the swastika of the Slavs differ from the swastika of the Nazis?
Hitler at one time greatly defamed the symbol of the sun, as he decided to use it in the symbolism of fascism. And to this day, many people have no idea that the Nazis did not invent the swastika, but simply borrowed it from ancient Slavic culture.
It's simple - Adolf Hitler wanted to create an Aryan nation. But who are the Aryans really? This is a highly developed civilization that existed long before our appearance on Earth. And it has already been scientifically proved that the Aryans were the ancestors of the Slavs. And so it turns out that Hitler was making attempts at the Slavic heritage.
But our goal now is not to go deeper into this subject, but to understand whether there are differences between the swastika of the Slavs and Nazism? And if so, how can we identify them? The answer will be unequivocally positive. Of course, the symbols differ from each other. How exactly - I propose to consider further.
We can distinguish the following types of differences:
- Form .. If we take the fascist swastika, we see that its lines are quite wide, perfectly straight and are depicted in black. And the symbol itself is located on the background - a white circle, which, in turn, is on a red cloth.
And what about the symbolism of the Slavic people? First of all, it should be noted that in Slavicism there are various swastika signs, and the kolovrat is not the only one of them. They all differ from each other in their form. But the basis always remains the same - it is a cross with right angles at its ends. Only the number of ends varies: there can be 8, 4, or 6. Plus, the lines are often decorated with additional elements, for example, clean, smooth and rounded elements.
- Color. The second difference is in the color of the swastika symbols. At this point, they also differ from each other, though not so pronounced. In the Slavs, we observe the predominance of the symbol of red on a white background. And the scarlet color is not accidental - it symbolized the energy of the sun for our ancestors. We can also see blue and yellow colors in some signs. The fascists, as we have already found out, have a black color of the main symbol of the swastika.
- The direction of movement. The Slavs depicted the swastika with left-handed (that is, counterclockwise) movement, while the Germans, on the contrary, made it right-handed. True, there are exceptions to the rules of both the former and the latter.
The cult of the Slavs implied fire worship. Yarilo the sun god, Perun the thunderer, Svarog the creator of the Earth and the heavens, as well as other high ranking deities of the Slavic pantheon, highly revered by the ancestors.
Yarilo embodiment of male power, whose value is manifested not only in courage, strength of spirit, but also bringing in the world of Yavi (the reality of the living) fertilizing the seed of life. Amulet Sun Yarila designed to protect its master from manifestations of weaknesses spiritual, moral, physical. This talisman balanced the positive energy flows, preventing negative emanations from capturing the person - the carrier of the amulet of Yarila.
Those who worshipped Svarog, Dazhdbog, or Khors were to wear a symbolic sign kolovrat, which represented these three gods. As the sun moving across the sky from east to west, and this amulet of the sun, like a spinning wheel of life helps to overcome the difficult moments of his owner, endowing wisdom and peace. Guarding the peace of mind, filling life with happiness.
Divine Face of the Sun
The sun, the giver of light, bountiful fire, and warmth, has become a symbol of the Creator himself. Many gods of ancient civilizations are known. People identified them with the celestial luminary and gave them names.
In Greek mythology, the sun god is Helios, the life-giver and the punisher of blindness to the renegades. The eastern shore of the ocean was his home. Every morning on four winged horses harnessed to a golden wagon he set out on his daily journey across the sky. He illuminated the earth with his rays, giving life-giving warmth and light. He finished his journey in the west, descending into the ocean, where a golden boat was waiting for him. Helios returned to his palace to make his heavenly journey again the next morning. He was universally beloved by people, animals and plants.
Helios - God of the Sun.
Apollo is the personification of the Sun by the Romans, one of the most important deities in the Olympian pantheon. In later mythology he was the patron saint of singers and musicians. Temples and sculptures were created in his honor. Even in our days this image has not lost its meaning and is the embodiment of talent and beauty.
The Egyptians worshipped the god Ra as the creator of all things in heaven. Many ancient images of a sun circle with wings have been found. Often the god was represented as a human figure with the head of a falcon, floating in a boat on the heavenly sphere. As ancient myths tell us, the sky was represented by the curved body of the goddess Nut. She gave birth to the boat with Ra at dawn, swallowed it at sunset, and night fell. In the morning everything was repeated again and the god made his day's journey, giving life-giving warmth.
The eagle is the embodiment of the sun in ancient China. Here, this bird was worshipped and believed that it could fly to the Sun and even reunite with it. It embodied the loftiness of spirit, courage. They pictured an eagle holding a snake in its talons, a symbol of victory.
In Japan, the sign of the Sun is embodied in the chrysanthemum. In today's world, this flower is the unofficial symbol of the country.
Sun amulet can look completely unaccustomed to modern man. Such an amulet is considered a knotted sun symbol.is a very strong talisman-protector from the manifestation of harmful magic and other negative forces. A knot of a swastika symbol, properly tied, in addition to external negative manifestations, also protects its bearer from internal discomfort: grave thoughts that take away peace.
The mysterious amulet of the black sun superficially resembles a kohlrabi. But it can be worn only by a strong person, because its purpose is to keep in touch with the spirits of ancestors, who have gone to the other world. Ancestral talisman of the black sun just like the umbilical cord connects the world of the living with the spirits of ancestors. Through this connection, a person has the ability to learn about himself and the world around him.
Meaning of the talisman of a cowl
The amulet kolovrat is made in the form of a circle, the center of which is the point of departure of the rays. The meaning of the symbol is associated with closure and displacement. The first part of the word "kolo" denotes a closed circle. The second part of the "gate" corresponds to movement. When the two parts are connected, the deciphering reads about the movement in a circle.
Another Slavic designation is the trajectory of the sun across the firmament, when the interaction of the three gods is shown:
- Svarog - god of fire.
- Dazhdbog - the giver of warmth, goodness and wealth.
- Perun - the thunder god.
Hence the conclusion that by wearing the amulet people wanted to get the energy of the sun, heat and divine power.
Externally, it resembles the sign of the swastika, but is not directly related to it. It originated in the time of the ancient Slavs, who used the symbol in rituals and ceremonies. When using it, they tried to replenish the energy of the internal reserves and acquire additional power from the gods to accomplish deeds.
Putting it to work
Whether you have purchased the amulet of the sun or created your own hands, but it is not enough just to put it on and wear it. You must put a smoldering charcoal in a clean fireproof bowl and put dry herbs on top of it.
In a clean fireproof bowl, put a smoldering charcoal, on top dry herbs: St. John's wort, sage, chamomile. Swing the talisman over the smoky smoke and say several times the words of the incantation:
"Bright spirits of fire! I beseech you: sanctify the sun amulet with your light. Let it give me strength and greatness, success and good luck, beauty and health! May it protect me from the evil of black magic. My words, your deeds. So be it. Amen."
Then leave the amulet for a few hours near a burning candle so it will recharge, and then start to use it.
Swastika of the Slavs - Kolovrat
The most famous and commonly used Slavic symbol of the sun is the Kolovrat. It is formed by eight rays that radiate from the center. And the ends of the rays, closing, create a circle. As a result, we can observe the illusion of moving the circle in a clockwise direction. It doesn't take much thought to understand what the swastika shows - it reflects the movement of the daylight across the sky.
But we, out of respect for the culture of our forefathers - the Slavs, will call the sun symbol not a swastika, but a kolovrat. Where does this name come from? The word "kolo" means "circle," and "gates" means "rotation." If we are being literal, we get "rotation of the circle.
The Slavic sun, or kolovrat, was of the utmost importance in people's lives. For example, special amulets were made in the form of this symbol. The Slavs believed that the kolovrat was able to bring such benefits:
- Make the land fertile, respectively, provide a good harvest;
- fill with the power and energy of the sun;
- to help the good beat the darkness, the forces of evil;
- to give a person health of body and soul;
- protect from any negativity;
- to attract good luck in various good undertakings.
However, it is not limited to this. The Kolovrat is not just a solar symbol of the Slavs. In addition, it is associated with eternal life, ceaseless motion, infinity of our universe. Our forefathers actively used it in their households: applied to kitchen utensils, embroidered on clothing. And even the tools of warriors and their armor were decorated with images of the rotunda.
When in 988 Prince Vladimir forcibly christened Kievan Rus, this symbol was forbidden, as well as other ancient sacred signs. The true faith of the Slavs - paganism - was bloodily displaced from the scene of Christianity.
Alas, even today not everyone knows about the native gods, modern people do not know the true faith-Veda, live by the canons of the repeatedly rewritten Bible, and not by the traditional Slavic-Aryan Vedas for us. Of course, everyone chooses which path to follow: whether to discover the truth or to wander in darkness.
But back to the symbol of the sun. In ancient times, it was made of gold or any other yellow metal, such as brass or bronze. This is not surprising, because gold is traditionally considered the solar metal, manifesting an active, male energy. The magi of Rus wore amulets with swastikas as a powerful talisman against evil forces. Today kolovrat is used with a similar purpose.
Fortunately now the Slavic knowledge is gradually beginning to come out again. People are more and more interested in the native faith, begin to critically evaluate Christianity, and many of them come to the right conclusions on this issue. Today, if you wish, you can buy kolovrat in life or on the internet. It is also made of different materials, ranging from gold to wood. The amulet is worn around the neck as a pendant or as a ring.
What are the properties of a talisman?
- Protect the wearer from any evil energy;
- Increase strength, both physical and spiritual;
- help to get on the right path of life;
- fill with optimism and faith in the best;
- will allow to find a way out of any situation.
Of course, kolovrat is still relevant for increasing the fertility of the soil. But nowadays it is not so popular anymore, because the times have changed a lot.
The connection to the modern world
In modern times, there are people who wear amulet kolovrat. Many associate its presence with the desire to acquire:
- Strength of mind.
- A positive outlook on life.
- Protection from negative emotions and impressions.
Some young people associate its magical patronage and the power of the solar flame. That is why it is more often present in magicians, psychics.
The power of the talisman allows one to master the energy of the sun, which is necessary to achieve goals and fulfill desires. It helps you get out of difficult situations without damage and become more fortunate.
Important! Before using a cowlcat, it is worth to charge it correctly and purify it in order to take advantage of the magical properties and energy of the object.
Beliefs of the Aztecs
This was the fifth time that the Aztecs worshipped a number of deities, but the sun god was Tonatiu. He was depicted as a young man with a red face and fiery hair. The most common representation of the god on the Aztec calendar, the sun stone. Here he was depicted with his tongue sticking out, which symbolized hunger. Only human sacrifices could quench it.
Tonatiu had to receive blood to gain strength. The souls sacrificed and fallen in battle accompanied the god. The Aztecs endowed him with consciousness. The people believed that this god gave and took life. It was also believed that Tonatio helped to attract good fortune.
The amulet of the sun god strengthened the spirit. Indians believed that a special talisman with a solar god reliably protects against spoilage, and fills with light energy.
How does the talisman work on men
Since the amulet was present in Slavic men in the form of a circle with rays directed clockwise, it was worth expecting health, prosperity. For representatives of the stronger sex, it bestows victory and strength.
To enhance the energy signal, men put animal signs on their talismans. For example, amulet with a wolf characterizes kolovrat as a powerful and strong amulet. A man acquires the energy potential of the animal. Slavs, applying the sign of the wolf, wanted to be fast and agile in battles.
There were symbols with a bear, raven or rune. Each has its own meaning for men, coming from the potential of the animal.
An example of a talisman with a bear
Warriors put some kind of weapon, such as an axe, in the center. The owner of the amulet wanted to increase his fighting spirit, to assure his courage. Such items symbolized good luck in battle and future victories over strong enemies.
What materials to make
When you want to make an amulet yourself, different materials are used. The most popular are:
- Metal products - made of gold, silver, copper and brass. Such amulets are durable. They are characterized by resistance to external influences. In practice, the type of material is not given special importance, but it is useful for some to know, kolovrat of gold is suitable for modest people. They will be more confident and gain the strength to achieve their goals. Objects made of silver are chosen by young men and women.
- Wood - as a basis is chosen any wood, from the usual deciduous and ending with fruit representatives. Slavic men made of oak, which gives strength and power. Women had amulets made of birch, which meant tenderness and care.
- The bones are characterized by the merging of the energy of the carrier and the source material. When wishing to make a bone amulet, it is necessary to consider that for a basis are taken bones of noble animals, for example, bull.
It is forbidden to use natural animal skin. This will affect the power of the amulet. The exception is the use of the basis obtained in the course of ritual ceremonies.
Talisman made of metal
Sun symbol amulets in different cultures
Solar symbolism was found in every nation. They were forms of a rotund or spirit deity. Ancient peoples made symbols in gold, bronze and silver. The Masonic sun symbol was identified with perfection. The Slavs associated these signs with holidays associated with the seasons.
The Aztecs made stone calendars in the form of the celestial luminary. They were used in astronomy and for ceremonies. In the Scandinavian peoples it was customary to use solar symbols for a good harvest. The servants of pre-Christian pagan cults wore talismans "black sun" as a symbol of wisdom, secret knowledge. Hindus had a solar cross as a sign of destiny.
Types of amulet kolovrat
Slavic amulet is divided into types according to the number of rays:
- 4 - the symbol corresponds to fire. Wearing it people attract the power of fire.
- 6 - speaks of the protection of the god-thunderer Perun.
- 8 - connection of the spiritual and material.
Often found kolovrat, which has 8 rays. The Slavs believed that it combined 4 elements and 4 seasons.
With eight rays, the amulet was associated with rebirth in constant motion.
Important! The outgoing rays of the cowl are encircled by a wheel, which symbolizes the power of Svarog, the god of fire. It enhances the effect of amulet, giving infinity of human energy.
Another classification is the division into types based on the direction of the rays in a symbolic object.
Peculiarities of the direction of rays in a cowl
Because of the direction of the rays, the talisman can be called differently:
- In the direction of the sun (clockwise) - Posolon kolovrat giving protection from evil spirits and giving energy, health.
- The knot was worn counterclockwise (counterclockwise), revealing magical abilities and providing clairvoyance.
Depending on the direction of the rays worn by women and men different amulet. The weaker sex had amulets with rays directed counterclockwise. Representatives of the stronger sex had to wear talismans with rays, the movement of which corresponded to the trajectory of the sun.
An example of the Counter-Sun.
In addition to protection from evil spirits and magical powers, the multidirectional rays symbolized:
|Clockwise (Posolon)||Counterclockwise (Antisolar)|
|Prosperity||Life beyond death|
|Following orders.||Connection to the netherworld|
|Connection to the gods||Magical power|
|Good thoughts and actions||Strong premonitions for upcoming events|
Вimportant! At the Slavs, a woman who wore a kolovrat with backward rays received energy with protection of her family from disease and misfortune.
Astronomers have recently laid out their meaning of the symbol. It turns out that if we look at the location of the stars in the constellations of Ursa Major and Minor at midnight during the winter and summer solstice, and also during the spring and autumn equinoxes, then by drawing a mental line between them and the North Star, we can see the fragments of a rotunda.
And if you connect these fragments, you get this symbol as a whole. From this came the theory that the ancient Slavs determined the location by the stars, using the kolovrat. According to another version, the solar orb was a model of the universe.
Of course, it is not known for certain whether the kolovrat was related to the position of the stars. But it was certainly of great importance to our ancestors. Its power was believed in ancient times, and people who are fond of ancient Slavic culture still believe in it today.
Originally posted 2018-01-07 15:21:53.
History of the origin of the sign.
Signs symbolizing the sun could be found in almost any ancient culture. Yet the most common sun symbolism among the ancient Slavs. Their life was literally permeated by the importance of the sun, its cycle. All holidays and important dates were tied precisely to the luminary. For the Slavs, the sun represented strength, energy, fertility and life. Therefore it is not surprising that it was his symbol kolovrat was so common in everyday life and Vedic rituals Rus.
During archeological excavations the Sun was found on the ruins of buildings, details of infrastructure, items of clothing and household items of the ancient inhabitants of Russia. This symbol was almost on every object of the Slavs, who believed that it could bring them good luck and prosperity. A special role was given to the kohlrabi on the clothes, weapons and banners of soldiers. It was believed that it would bring victory and glory to warriors and save them from death. The banner with the solstice terrified enemy tribes, who often turned to flight.
After the Baptism of Russia, which was not without bloodshed and the destruction of relics, kolovrat, like other ancient Slavic symbols, was banned.
Ornaments with your own hands
Since ancient times, the sun symbolizes life and strength. Even now, many modern people wear solar talismans. To make an amulet for yourself, you need to choose its type. The easiest option is the Slavic noodles. These are amulets made of threads. Also, you can make a wooden talisman by hand, carving the desired sign on it. Each talisman must be properly charged and activated.
The incantation can be anything. The main rule is that the words should be addressed to the god to whom your amulet corresponds. If you bought the amulet in a store, first it is necessary to clear it from another's energy. Put the object in salt for several days, then rinse it in running water.
To charge the amulet, put it in the sun in the morning and do not take it away until sunset. Talisman should always be carried with you or on your body.