Cult of The Sun and Meaning About Life On Earth
The cult of the sun is quite understandable as it represents the most important celestial body; and the most important phenomenon in nature. Moreover, it is directly linked to the cult of fire; itself being a symbol of the sun. Ignition of fires in certain holidays is a symbolic representation of the sun.
As its symbol appears the circle, and flower wreaths as well
The cult of the sun is connected with its light and heat; and with its general meaning about life on Earth.
Furthermore, in Macedonia there are many series of beliefs associated with the cult of the sun. According to some, the winter sun shines less being old and weary, and then again in spring it takes effect (in Maleshevo); after the holiday “Mladenci” the sun’s path grows longer (in Gevgelija); the sun’s life lasts as long as a day, it is born at dawn and dies at dusk to a new day rebuilds its life; the sun falls into the sea and rises again in the morning (in Skopje).
The cult of the sun is referred to as to God
This is a male principle. Along with the solar symbol is revealed through the cross, the rosette, the swastika; as well as the circle. In folklore representation of the symbols of the sun can be found in ornaments, stone sculptures and wood carvings in the form of a ring, an egg, an eagle, a sparrow, a horse, a deer.
Nonetheless, in sagas and legends, the sun’s behavior doesn’t differ from the human’s. The sun has a mother, a brother and a sister. But there are never mentions about his father; which corresponds to the status of the mother in the matriarchy. The sun wants to marry his sister The Moon. But an earthen girl too.
Macedonians believe that there were three suns
Although, the snake drank the other two. In general, many holidays and rituals have solar symbolism with Macedonians.
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