ancient Russian word "guardian" is now almost forgotten.It's a pity!Is it possible to convey the meaning of the concept is better - to preserve, protect."Talisman, amulet, pri¬veska from the evil eye, fire, water, snake, mortality, deterioration of weddings, illnesses, for the destruction of harmful spells ..." - that interprets the word "guardian" VI Dal.
Today amulet, talisman, an amulet, we believe, as a rule, gems.But our pagan ancestors used this as yet and all kinds of jewelry made of metal and wood, embroidery thread and beads clothing items.At the same time protecting, protective importance were the symbols and drawings that the artist depicted.Worn these ornaments usually on the chest, closed to the heart.
Such were, for example, hryvnia - massive ornaments of gold or silver wire.Depicting them mostly sun and the moon, earth, water, birds, plants.They wore hryvnia and men.
Symbolic images of natural elements accompanied by marrying.On the wedding amulets could see pictures of sown land, th
in vintage hats are the same images of the sun, the trees, the birds.Sami dresses names sound "like a bird": kokoshnik from "Kokosh '- cock Kichka - duck and etc. Especially a lot Charm jewelry was located in the old days on the neck and around the clothing collar:.. It was thought that it is the most vulnerable part of the body.
protect people from evil elements were "intermediaries" between the worlds of humans and spirits: mermaids, griffins.Their images often can be found on hangers for headgear.
It turns out that the ancient Russian embroidery mattered talisman!It is no coincidence it was located mainly on the collar or around it, and on the sleeves, on the hem of the skirt: there are magical pattern served not only protected, but as it gave greater force the hands and feet of farmers.
If we are looking for protection from the clothes of our ancestors, what to talk about the plants, which supported their lives from birth: and fed and watered, and treated!Long before the sun went to the meadows and woods for herbs village sorcerers, healers and fortune-tellers.They were known herbs and roots for all occasions.
protection from evil vulture, demonic spell promised wormwood, St. John's wort.Women weave mugwort in wreaths, stuck to the walls of houses and barns, set at the door to block the path evil witches.Deerslayer had to gather in the darkness before dawn, and in the "Midsummer" wove a wreath out of it, and in it danced around the campfire.Then wreath dried and hung in the house - believed that it throughout the year will keep the house from damage.
Belem, hulwort, zhivuchka, believed to have the ability to protect against lightning, hail, prevent drought or flood.Verbena, celery and valerian is believed to have provided a wealth of love, honor and patronage of the powerful.Ointment prepared from the verbena, which gathered at the Ivan Kupala night, rubbed body that allegedly contributed to the production of all desired.
thing of the past fashion in the past years, scientific theories are refuted yesterday indisputable truth ... But tomorrow's a student, going to the exam, like his grandfather, put just in case a copper penny under the heel - and suddenly will help ward?Passer, who ran across the road a black cat will hide in his pocket "fig" ... great vitality superstition!But what if?!