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Rare and enigmatic zbruch idol 4 headed slavic god

In 1848, a four-headed monolith was pulled from a muddy river bottom in Ukraine after a thousand year exile. The enigmatic stone pillar was inscribed with stoic faces and strange symbols, and the carvings on all sides confounded researchers. The ancient Zbruch Idol is now known as one of the only existing monuments of pre-Christian Slavic belief.

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Behold the Rare Zbruch Idol

A Statue of a Four-Headed Slavic God pulled from a Muddy River

Source: Inquistr

Among archaeologists, it is often studied that any society that flourishes will eventually seek out meaning and purpose in their existence. Ergo, it is often argued religion is a man-made concept spawned from such. Pertaining to the subject, archaeologists are often graced with artifacts showing how a society or culture would worship. Probably the most recognizable form of religion and idol worship in the western world associated with archaeology (or any anthropological study for that matter) are Greek and Roman mythology.
However, concentrating on religious history just because it is fictitiously popular is a limit. Other cultures have created many other idols and artifacts that truly amaze such as the Shigir Idol, the world’s oldest wooden sculpture which may have a “world’s creation” message. For this matter, the idol featured is the Zbruch Idol, a rare four-headed Slavic god statue pulled from a muddy river.

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