FIGURE PERUN LARGE - SERBIAN SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY
Perun is the ruler of the heavens and the heavenly lightning and the protector of warriors. His symbol is an iris flower that warriors proudly wore and engraved with axes. Even today, the iris flower is placed on the doorposts of newly completed houses, thereby letting Perun know that he is respected in that home, and that he will be in mercy and protect him from lightning strikes and other weather problems.
- Figure: Perun
- Height: 17cm
- Supplier: ROD
- Material and workmanship: Made of resin, filled with plaster, hand cast, painted and patinated
- Contains the author's logo, the ROD brand mark and the original packaging with a description in two languages
- The sculptures are protected by the Intellectual Property Office
Perun, is the mightiest of Slavic gods, god of princess and knights, invincible warrior, the creator of the thunder and lightning. He maintains order in the Universe, gives victory in the battle and protects the state and the rulers. Of all the gods, he has the closest relationship with the mankind, and as a very powerful god he was honored even by non-Slavic people. He rules the natural phenomena such as rain, lightning, thunder, clouds, and hail and uses them to influence people's lives.
Perun's weapons are rod, bow, arrows (lightnings) and axe which is his most significant mark – he shoots bad people and ghosts with it. He is represented as an eldrely man, with silver- gray hair and golden beard. It was believed that the thunder was, in fact, the sound of him riding his battle gig across the heavens.
When they had no temples (similar to Christian churches), Slavs would pray to Perun in sacred boskets or under the oak trees. The remnant of this tradition we find nowdays in Christianity. It’s the special form of worshiping (usually) the oak tree. The wooden statues of Perun featured symbols of the Sun, the lightning, flint stone, fruits of oak and other plants. In his hand he had a horn, and his hat and parts of clothes indicated warrior in his armor.
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