October 27, 2010

ROD

Like I said, today I will represent you one god, Rod. Creator of all life and existence. ^^


Rod, sometimes referred to simply as god (Div, Diy; in the Veda Slovena Diy or Dia), is probably the most ancient deity in the Slavic pantheon.
It is likely that several other gods, most notably Svarog, were initially epithets or incarnations of Rod. Svarog Rod meant Heavenly Rod.
Later on these incarnations separated from Rod and were worshipped as separate entities. Very little is known about actual worship of Rod. 

In Slavic mythology Rod is the first god progenitor of deities, creator of the Universe and its manager. He is the supreme universal principle, which established the divine law Pravda (Prav). He is a protector of blood-ties and clan relations, a patron of kinship and clan unions. At the beginning of Time, at the very beginning of the Cosmos, only Rod existed and there was nothing around him. According to some believers, he later created the Universe and the three worlds Jav, Prav and Nav, and arranged everything inside them. Rod also introduced the superior principle of balance between elements and enforced the highest law Pravda, which every creature and power (physical or metaphysical, material or energy) must obey.
40 Days and 40 Nights trailer Creator of Heaven, Earth, and the Underworld. Comes out of the Egg bringing Fire. He was the god who created both the world and life: he created man, established the family and gathered the nation together.

He was represented as being “seated in the air”, throwing down little pieces of an unidentified substance which created children. He was responsible, there fore, for the nation’s increase. He was also closely linked with the worship of ancestors. Rod had a wife called Rozanica; but since this word is always plural and polygamy was common among the Slavic people, it actually implies that he had several wives. Swarog gained control later on, seemingly, with Rod’s permission. Rod survived as a sort of Slavic penate, household god. His worship was at the center of the older ancestor cults. The Slavs continue to honor the Egg by incorporating it into the celebration of Easter. The ultimate expression of the Egg are those created by the House of Faberge for the Tsars, used as Easter presents beginning with Aleksandr III. 

That would be all for today! ^^


And let me share this video/song with you, I assume that most of you woudn't understand lyrics, but in this video you just might just see the spirit of the slavic pagans. This band is called Arkona, my favourite band btw. ^^

32 comments:

  1. slaba rodu! slava rossii! jebo te bog :D

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  2. slava rossi and they hodaju po rossi i sumom bossi

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  3. imas ti tu zanimljivih stvari :D

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  4. Interesting stuff about Rod, thanks.

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  5. Love what your blog is about! That's the first time I heard this band and they are epic!

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  6. that music was amazing, i want to hear it again. Vikings! :)

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  7. Yeah, nice blog. Rod is a pretty boring name for a god, don't you think ? Does he have a brother named Tod ? :)

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  8. Must agree with frankie, my cat. Rod is a boring name for a god.

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  9. Never heard of him, but very interesting!

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  10. Dang, there is so many religions and belief systems, I never even heard "Rod" before lol

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  11. Awesome post! I've never heard of ROD before!

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  12. My first time hearing about Rod as well. Love the song / video, vocalist is talented and pretty :3

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  13. Some interesting stuff.. It's the first time i hear about Rod :)

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  14. aw shit.. what?.. bljad' who listens to this crap.. the lyrics is so bad... and the rhymes.. for >>christ<< sake..

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  15. Interesting info. The song takes a little getting used to, but I liked it.

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  16. I'm an atheist but I like to read stuff like this :D :D

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  17. So weird. He existed but the universe didn't. So he created it. I suppose since it's hard to imagine the Universe going on until infinity, I suppose some being could have made it.

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  18. neat to see the origin of the egg celebration

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