Astrakhan RODnaya

Astrakhan RODnaya


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Astrakhan community of Paganism followers "RODOLAD". Commonwealth of Slavic Paganism followers' communities “THE VELES CIRCLE”. FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH OF THE HISTORICAL ASPECT OF SLAVIC AND RUSSIAN PAGANISM!
❶ The group is established for Russians and Slavonians native trust followers, for followers of pagan trust traditions and for all inhabitants of our Astrakhan region, who are interested in Slavonians ancient beliefs and/or knowledge of Slavic ancestry.
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In connection with the order of the Governor of the Astrakhan region dated March 16, 2020 No. 158-p, the movement of the Sun is suspended, the spring Equinox is transferred to the summer Solstice.


February 2 (Sunday) 2020 - Central Stadium - 10:00
Swimming in the hole


January 6, 2020 - Central Stadium - 12:00
Swimming in the hole


Imperishable memory to the victims of religious genocide of the 10th century


On April 26 5:18:17 PM (UTC-5)


🌕 FULL MOON (Third week)
On April 19 6:12:09 AM (UTC-5)


On April 12 2:05:52 PM (UTC-5)


SPRING STRIBOG DAY. Warm winds, Stribog grandchildren, bring the warmth of spring, which is mixed with the bad weather.
People celebrated Wind Fedula and Windy Fedora on 5 Cvetenya / April at time of dual belief in Rus. The people say: «Fedul came - he blew warmth», «Before Fedula north wind is blowing and a warm wind is blowing after Fedula Day», «Came Fedul, warm wind blowing, Fedul opened the windows, heated the house without firewood». If it was the bad weather during these days, the people say: “How our Fedul lips puffed out from wind”.


VODOPOL (THE MOVEMENT OF ICE) or VODYANOY NAME DAY. The Mermaids and Vodyanoy awakening after winter sleep. It was the start of the river flooding.
The people celebrated Vodopol Nikita on 3 Cvetenya / April at time of dual belief in Rus. On this day, the fishermen bring the tribute (make treby) to Vodyanoy, they noted: «If the ice does not pass on this day, the fish catch is meager*». Beginning of the breaking the ice was preceded by Tit and Polycarp Ledolom (Cvetenya / April), «river-mother is dancing», «Crow cawed-cawed and cawed about Polikarpov day», “The ice breaks - it is dangerous to walk on ice”. According to legends, mermaids come ashore, asking people about canvas to cover nakedness. Mermaids (rusalki) come ashore on Akulina (on 7 Cvetenya / April). That is why, since the dawn, the women bring a clean linen shirt or a piece of canvas on the banks of rivers and lakes on this day. They believed that mermaid will take care of them and their whole family from the deep water.
Polovod Antip was celebrated (on 11 Cvetenya / April), shortly after Nikita Vodopol and Akulina: «Antipas poured out water», «Antip Vodopol - cup hems of your skirts, to have a place where to pour the corn».
* - Recorded with the words of living near the Oka river.


🌑 NEW MOON (First week)
On April 5 3:50:28 AM (UTC-5)


On March 27 11:09:41 PM (UTC-5)


MASLENITSA (from the Russian word «Масло» - oil), or KOMOEDITSA (feeding bear ritual pancakes) is one of the four major holidays Kologoda (in a year). MASLENITSA is dedicated to the Spring Equinox* and it is celebrated on March** 25. Pancake Week is preceding Maslenitsa Week*3 (from March 18 to March 24). According to the Slavic beliefs, Svarga «opens» on this days (in March), and Light Gods «come back» into reality after the winter. Ancestors souls «fly on the bird's wings» from Iriy to see us, their descendants*4. Revival Time is a resurrection of spring, resurrection of Mother-Earth and all of Nature. The main Maslenitsa ritual dishes are pancakes, cheese, cottage cheese, butter.
The people celebrated Komoeditsa - Bear holiday - Pancake Week*5. According to legends, the Bear (Forest owner, an incarnation of Veles) wakes up in his den after a long slumber*6 at this time. Rodnovers men celebrate it and greet with special Bearish dancing and Veles wrestling. «Kom» is the essence of ceremonial bread made from a mixture of flour oats, peas and barley, senior women in a family baked «Kom» on Komoeditsa Day. The Slavs come into the forest with «Kom» and put it on a stump, calling for a meal of Forest Landlord (Bear). They asked Forest owner do not harm livestock and not to make noise in the apiaries throughout the year.
The people celebrated the Annunciation*7 on March 25 at the time of dual belief in Rus. This day was regarded as the third Spring calling (after Gromnitsa/ Presentation of Jesus at the Temple and Magpies/ Forty Martyrs of Sebaste). The people say: «Spring overcames winter at the Annunciation», all living are happy about it: «Beautiful girl not weaves braids, the bird don’t make nest», and even the Sun «shimmers»; «The bear come from his den at the Annunciation», «The birds have released into the wild at the Annunciation».
Actually the following significant dates preceded the Annunciation: Theophanes Brake Nast (nast is Russian word, that means hard crust on the snow after a brief thawon, it is close to a dzhut) Berezozol 12 - «There is mist on Theophanes – a great flax and hemp harvest will be this year»; Warm Alexius on Berezozol 17 - «Alexius came – pricked ice», «Alexius, pour out a pitcher of water from each snowdrift», «Alexius – the water flows from the mountains, and fish is getting up after winter», «Alexius, remove the thill from the sledge»; Dirty IceHole Daria on Berezozola 19 – the people began to whitewash canvases.
Half Of Turnip Matrona*8 is celebrated soon after the Annunciation (on Berezozol 27). It was time the last snow crust and birds lapwings arrival.
* - Usually it is celebrated, when the Sun («on the sparrow gallop») goes beyond the point of the Equinox. Many Rodnovers celebrate New Year on this day: New Year is born on Koliada, but it comes into reality only on the Spring Equinox, when winter ends and Earth blossoms.
** - Berezozol – old name March, a time, when birch kidneys swelling.
*3 - Maslenitsa celebrations did not last during one week, but celebrations lasted two weeks in ancient times.
*4 - The main ritual dish is a pancake on Maslenitsa since ancient times, the shape of pancakes resembles the sun. The Slavs usually did not eat the first pancake, but they put on a little dormer window in the house, dedicating pancake to the souls of their Ancestors.
* 5 - Each day of the Maslenitsa - Pancake Week had its name in the nation: - Meeting (Curve or Slanting Monday), Merriment, Gourmand, Fun (Cow or Veles Holiday), Mother-in-law Evenings, Sister-in-law Gatherings and Quinquagesima. Maslenitsa called «broad» after Wednesday (Gourmand).
*6 - According to other views, bear go out of his den only on Basil of Paria on April 12 (Cveten' – old name April, a time, when nature blooms).
*7 - According to the «Gospel», the «angel» appeared to the Virgin Mary on that day and said that she will become the mother of «Savior» soon.
*8 - Matrona called «Half Of Turnip» because the village people selected turnips for planting on this day.


BROAD MASLENITSA – Sister-in-law Gatherings


BROAD MASLENITSA – Mother-in-law Evenings


BROAD MASLENITSA – Fun (Cow or Veles Holiday)The broad maslenitsa is rampant (cow or velesovo holy)


On March 20, 4:58:25 PM (UTC-4)


🌕 FULL MOON (Third week)
On March 20 8:42:51 PM (UTC-5)






Meeting (Curve or Slanting Monday)


MAGPIES or FORTY (Russian: Сороки). The people summoned Spring from the tops of the hills, where snow has already gone, they called this Jarilo Bald Patch. According to the Slavic beliefs, forty birds have arrived from Light Iriy this day, it marks the approach of Deva Spring. This birds will drop the first on some field and sent a special good luck and good harvest from the gods of this year.
The day of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste was on March* 9 at the time of dual belief in Rus. The people say: «There are Forty Martyrs and forty birds flies, forty wades into Rus», «Arrival of larks on the Forty Martyrs day, as many thawed patches (the places where the snow thawed and the earth opened and is visible), as many larks will come». The hostess baked «larks» cookie from unleavened dough on this day. Some people baked forty «nuts» from rye and oat flour, and then throwing them one by one on the street for forty days, «paying off» winter.
* - Berezozol – old name March, a time, when birch kidneys swelling.


🌑 NEW MOON (First week)
On March 6 11:03:58 АM (UTC-5)


On February 25 8:12:12 PM (UTC-5)


VESNOVEY (spring blowing) or WINTER STRIBOG is the time when winter winds, Stribog grandchildren, bring the first news about the upcoming spring warmth.
Vesnovey Timothy Day was celebrated on February* 21 at the time of dual belief in Rus. The people say: «There is too warmly at the door on Vesnovey Timothy Day», «Vesnovey kindly, warmly greeted with a warm», «The February Timothy-Vesnovey; no matter how blizzard angry is, everything breathes with spring», «Live up to Vesnovey, and then winter is not terrible».
The Slavs bowed to Spring Jarilo with ovsyanichki (oatmeal cookies) on February 18 shortly before Vesnovey. Spring Jarilo, according to popular belief, ask a Bunting bird to sing this day: «Leave the sled! Leave the sled!..» Bunting bird with yellowish goitre and greenish back were messengers of spring is coming soon.
* - Ljuten' – old name Februaty, the name of the month implies a very cold season.


🌕 FULL MOON (Third week)
On February 19 10:53:24 AM (UTC-5)


KIKIMORA NAME-DAY is the day, when the people make home amulets.
The Slavs celebrated the Day of Saint Mariamne, popularly named Meremyana-Kikimora, on February* 16 at the time of dual belief in Rus. They tried to appease Kikimora (assistant to Marzanna and Mokosh, the Domovoi spouse) with special gifts on this day, they asked her does not confuse yarn and do not spoil anything at night.
The people say: «Jarilo is with a pitchfork on the Marzanna day». According to legends, Jarilo Velesich «uplifts the winter on a pitchfork» on this day.
* - Ljuten' – old name Februaty, the name of the month implies a very cold season.


On February 12 5:26:13 PM (UTC-5)


GREAT VELES DAY or VELES SIVYI YAR is a Holy day is dedicated Winter Veles who «knocks the horn of winter». The people in the villages celebrated the Cow festival on this day (since Veles is not only the God of Wisdom, but also Cattle God). The Slavs created amulets for livestock and yard, asked the Veles protection. Wise men revered Veles – The Wisest God, the Most High Patron. People conjured, prophesied the future, revered Veles with chanting, worship, finds in vigil spiritual insights…
The Slavs celebrated the day of Saint Blaise (the patron saint of animals «Cow God») on February** 11 at the time of dual belief in Rus. The people say: «Blaise day is Cow celebration», «Blaise, knock the horn of Winter», «Blaise has a beard in butter*». Harsh frosts immediately began after Blaise day.
The people celebrated Winterer Onesim (Sheepherd Onesim) on February 15, shortly after Blaise. On this day, «winter turns the clock back»; night «called out» sheeps start to bred better, and in the morning women put up the first skein «on the dawn» lest the whole yarn (as well as the fate, that Goddess Mokosh weaves) was white, clean and strong.
* - Ljuten' – old name Februaty, the name of the month implies a very cold season.
** - Butter (and milk) was part of the treby, what is brought to Veles from ancient times.


SMALL VELES YULE or WOLF YULE: Ljuten 10 – Winterer Veles


SMALL VELES YULE or WOLF YULE: Ljuten 9 - Rye Grandfather Veles


SMALL VELES YULE or WOLF YULE: Ljuten 8 – Sickle Veles




SMALL VELES YULE or WOLF YULE: Ljuten 6 – Сalf Veles


SMALL VELES YULE or WOLF YULE: Ljuten 5 - Cow Veles


🌑 NEW MOON (First week)
On February 4 4:03:34 PM (UTC-5)

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