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Slavic Mythology: Perun | Перун

A Journey Through Slavic Culture

This post is the beginning of a series of articles on various aspects of Slavic mythology that I hope to publish on a near-weekly basis. As this article is the beginning of something new, I believe I should begin with the greatest figure in the Slavic pantheon, Perun.

Often compared to Thor of the Norse mythological world, Perun was considered the highest of all gods and was one of Svarog’s three sons. Perun was seen to be the creator and master of rain, lightning, and thunder (and anything that had to do with hurricanes and storms), Perun’s name is even based off the old Indo-European root “parg” meaning ‘to strike’, much like lightning would. In fact, the Polish word for ‘thunderbolt’ is Piorun. He possessed the ability to shoot lightning strikes from a bow as well as create storms to aid farmworkers.

As well as being associated with weather, he…

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On Dacia, dutch and deutsch

Dacia was the land of origin of the Dacians/Dutch/Deutsch.

Dacian Wars (101–102, 105–106) were two military campaigns fought between the Roman Empire and Dacia during the rule of the roman emperor Trajan.

Trajan marched on Dacia, conquered the Dacian capital and, to discourage future revolts, two legions were permanently posted in Dacia : XIII Gemina and V Macedonica.

Subsequently the massive wave of refuges moved toward north and north-west. Their name today survives in the modern names of the lands of Dutch and Deutsch-land.

The basis for this migration was the previous Dacian occupation of Slovakia in the era of Dacian king Burebista, whose campaigns outside Dacia have been dated 60–44 B.C.E., and were also noted through the location of Dacian cities on the lower Vistula river in Poland by Ptolemy and even as far as south and south-western Germany.

At length, with more info and evidence, here ->

Old Europe – The cradle of civilisation

Civilisation as we know it did not first appear in Mesopotamia, but some thousands of years before, in the Balkan.

If you don’t know who Harald Haarmann is, give it a search. Same for the “Danube script”, Tartaria tablets, Marco Merlini and the rest.

This is an excerpt from, as far as I understood, an upcoming documentary on the subject.

Something for the german speaking audience:

Marco Merlini’s study on the topic:

And some other stuff: