yarilo

Viktor Korolkov “Jarilo”

Jarilo (Cyrillic: Ярило or Јарило; Pl: Jaryło; Hr: Jura or Juraj; Sr: Đurilo; Slavic: Jarovit) was a major male Proto-Slavic deity of vegetation, fertility and spring, also associated with war and harvest.
The only historic source that mentions this deity is a 12th century biography of proselytizing German bishop Otto of Bamberg, who, during his expeditions to convert the pagan tribes of Wendish and Polabian Slavs, encountered festivals in honor of the war-god Gerovit (Jarovit).
The worship of this god survived in Slavic folklore for a long time after Christianization. Up until the 19th century in Russia, Belarus and Serbia, folk festivals called Jarilo were celebrated in late spring or early summer.
The Slavic root jar means spring/summer. Even the Slavic name Yury, Jerzy, Juraj or Jura is not as much a translation of Greek Georgios as a continuation of Slavic Jare, Jarilo or Jarovit.

A Croatian scholar Radoslav Katiči identified a key phrase of ancient mythical texts which described Jarilo:
“…Gdje Jura/Jare/Jarilo hodi, tu vam polje rodi…”
“…Where Jura/Jare/Jarilo walks, there your field gives birth…”

Yarilo is the god of erotic sexuality, similar to Dionysus. He is young and fair, and wears a white cloak and a wild-flower crown. Yarilo leads a white horse and goes barefoot, carrying a bunch of wheat ears in his left hand, and a human skull in his right. His rites are in the springtime and at harvest, as he is a vegetation deity. His feasts were celebrated in Russia into the nineteenth century. In one story, he is the son of Dazhbog and Lada. At Lada’s command, he opens the gates of the sky and descends to earth, bringing spring, then he returns to the heavens at the end of summer. It is said: “Where he treads with his feet, there is an abundance of rye; And where he casts his eyes, ears of wheat will spring.”

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“St. George is a spring holiday, which is celebrated on 23 or in some places on 24 April, according to the Orthodox calendar on 6 May. Christian saint St. George is known for the legend that kills the dragon or snake. Older tradition knows George Green, who was in the pre-Christian religion feast beginning of spring. This feasts are tied to a cult of Jarylo which is a Slavic god of vegetation, fertility and springtime. Root “jar” or “yar” means spring or summer or strong.

Up until the 19th century in Russia, Belarus and Serbia, folk festivals called Jarilo were celebrated in late spring or early summer. Early researchers of Slavic mythology recognised in them relics of pagan ceremonies in honor of an eponymous spring deity. Best preservations of pagan folk tradition has been maintained in Northern Croatia and Southern Slovenia, especially Bela krajina, similar spring festivals were called Jurjevo or Zeleni Juraj or Zeleni Jurij (Green George), nominally dedicated to St. George.

All of these spring festivals were basically alike: processions of villagers would go around for a walk in the country or through villages on this day. Something or someone was identified to be Jarilo or Juraj: a doll made of straw, a man or a child adorned with green branches, or a girl dressed like a man, riding on a horse. Certain songs were sung which alluded to Juraj/Jarilo’s return from a distant land across the sea, the return of spring into the world, blessings, fertility and abundance to come.

More about cult of Jarilo in good Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarilo”

Music challenge!

Céad mile fáilte! I was tagged by @lithiumgrayangel and @va-fail

Thanks a million!  (✿◠‿◠)

DIRECTIONS: You can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to! Put your MP3 player, iTunes, Spotify, etc. on shuffle & list the first 10 songs, then tag 10 people everybody, no skipping!

1) Rammstein - Rosenrot

2)  Tool - Vicarious

3) Arkona - Slavisa, Rus

4) Arkona - Yarilo

5) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt OST - Eredin’s Iron Wrath

6) Korpiklaani - Ievan Polkka

7) Percival Schuttenbach - Marysia

8) Percival - Tому коса

9) Marilyn Manson - Deep six

10) Garmarna - Herr Mannelig


I’d like to tag… I dunno? Everyone who would like to. :D

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Arkona in The Office 

hahaha awesome

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ARKONA - Yarilo

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Arkona - Yarilo


I could dance all day listening to this!

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Arkona - Yarilo

Во святу чреду, в Лелину седмицу
Кружит духов пляс голову девицам
Во Русальи Дни, во лесных хоромах
Славу воздаем Яриле младому
Ой, да, Ярило! Ярило, Ярило!
Небо хмурое вновь тебя явило
Гой, ты, младой бог!
Гой, к тебе взываем!
В сердце цветня
Песню воспеваем

Покатися, покатися
По небу, по светлому
Да гони ты хмуры тучи
Да к Семи Холмам, хэй!
Да к Семи Холмам могучим
Что стоят во тьме веков
Поверни ты Время - Коло
По своим следам!

Ой, да, Ярило! Ярило, Ярило!
Небо хмурое вновь тебя явило
Гой, ты, младой бог!
Гой, к тебе взываем!
В сердце цветня
Песню воспеваем

Ой, ты, гой еси! Гой еси, Ярило!
Время Коло вспять поворотило
Ты катись, катись до Зари-Зарницы
Только не забудь к утру воротиться!

Jarilo

Vo svjatu chredu, v Lelinu sedmicu
Kruzhit duhov pljas golovu devicam
Vo Rusal'i Dni, vo lesnyh horomah
Slavu vozdaem Jarile mladomu
Oj, da, Jarilo! Jarilo, Jarilo!
Nebo hmuroe vnov’ tebja javilo
Goj, ty, mladoj bog!
Goj, k tebe vzyvaem!
V serdce cvetnja
Pesnju vospevaem

Pokatisja, pokatisja
Po nebu, po svetlomu
Da goni ty hmury tuchi
Da k Semi Holmam, hjej!
Da k Semi Holmam moguchim
Chto stojat vo t'me vekov
Poverni ty Vremja - Kolo
Po svoim sledam!

Oj, da, Jarilo! Jarilo, Jarilo!
Nebo hmuroe vnov’ tebja javilo
Goj, ty, mladoj bog!
Goj, k tebe vzyvaem!
V serdce cvetnja
Pesnju vospevaem

Oj, ty, goj esi! Goj esi, Jarilo!
Vremja Kolo vspjat’ povorotilo
Ty katis’, katis’ do Zari-Zarnicy
Tol'ko ne zabud’ k utru vorotit'sja!

“Oi Yarilo, Yarilo, Yarilo!
The gloomy sky revealed you again
Goi, you, the young god!
Goi, we are invoking you!
Our hearts are blooming,
We praise you in our song.”