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VELES, Slavic God of animals and forests, statue

Catalog number: SBH12

Your Price: 17.00 €

   

The cult of Veles is very strong and dominant. Apart from Perun, he was the only Slav deity worshiped by all Slavs. His cult survived for a long time with Slavs from the Balcans and the Carpathians. Veles is a God of earth, son of God Rod, the patron of cattlemen and farmers, in charge of crops, fields and animals, domestic and wild. Slavs depended on Veles for whatever they would do. He was represented as a strong young man with bull's horns on his head, but also as an old man, with long beard and a stick in his hand. As a god of beasts he was represented as a bear, symbol of a forest king to the Slavs, patron of the forest animals, fruits and the forest itself. He was celebrated at harves time, seed time and grazing. Spiritual forces attributed to Veles were dragons; places of his cult were, apart from temples, fields, pastures, cattle pens and graveyards. The rites included carnivals, imitating wolves and making oaths. His symbol was a stick, but also grass, wolf, black cock and domestic animals.

A wooden statue of Veles was carved with images of oxen, plows and winged lion with a head of an eagle. Lion (dragon) had a lily at the end of its tail. Veles' clothes were lavish – very appropriate for the patron of cattlemen. Veles' beard was represented by wheat grains.

Veles is also protector of contracts and the given word. Just like Perun, Slavs would swear by Perun and Veles to keep the promise. He is also the protector of magic and wisdom, as well as music which is closely related to magic.

About sculptures:

These figurines are the original work of Serbian sculptor Jovan Petronijevic and they are a part of the unique chess set inspired by Slavic mythology, but you can have them separately, as a beautiful and original souvenir. Made of resin, hand painted and patinated, 12 cm high. Each has it's own original packaging.

Brand ROD is engaged in the manufacture and sale of souvenirs inspired by Serbian and Slavic mythology and ancestry.

Behind the brand is a team of talented artists whose main goal is for people who visit Serbia to charish the memory of this land of fairy-tales, myths and legends, and the country rich in tradition and history that goes back many centuries in the past. This is the Serbia that we present  through different forms of art and we have invested all of our talent and years of hard work, research and learning in this process.

In addition to silver and tin jewelry, clothes, leather and stoneware artwork  that we design and make,   we are proud to say that our creative workshop is the birthplace of the first, and only one in the world, chess set inspired by our Slavic mythology. This chess set is the work of sculptor Jovan Petronijević who became well known after solo exhibitions that presented his first series of sculptures (Vinca and neolithic period).

The whole chess (from chess board to figurines) is a work of art and has several different sets, including Gods and creatures from our mythology, and some of them you may know – Perun (the God of thunder), Svetovid (God of war and victory), Veles (God protector of animals), Dajbog (the kind, giving God), Mokos (Goddess of fertillity and protector of women), Svarog  (the Creator of universe and Heavenly Smith)...

Each of the figures of our chess set  is potentially a unique national souvenir and has a way of entering  homes of people around the world. This way they can learn something about our so underestimated mythology (as opposed to Greek, Roman and Norse).

In the name of the brand ROD, we welcome you!
Jovan Petronijević, sculptor and Jelena Petrović, project director.

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