THE STEĆAK

Schindler’s Religion of Illyrian (“Slavic”) Sun-god Dazhbog (a stećak near Stolac, upper left) spread throughout the World: into Syria as Sun-god Shamash (Palmyra, 150 BCE, bottom-left), Old Rome as Sun-god Sol Indiges whose worshipers in the late Roman Empire (1-3 century CE) formed what is today regarded as a “mysterious religion of Sun-god Mithra” (bottom-right),…

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Utve zlatnih krila

U bosanskoj mitologiji spominju se mistična bića opisivana kao pola žena-pola ptica koja imaju zlatna krila. Nazivaju se utve zlatnih krila i one prema mitološkoj klasifikaciji pripadaju  u  bića pozitivnog djelovanja koja pomažu pojedincima u lovu ili drugim aktivnostima, cijelim naseljima pa čak i cijelom narodu. Prema vjerovanju utve su besmrtne i  od postanka ima…

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Fire salamander in Bosnia

Animism, which is inseparable from shamanism is evident in many segments of Bosnian folk tradition in whose auspice the longest living cults, which got their religious sense from the Illyrians, embedded their beliefs into the collective consciousness of Bosnian. The cult of zviždenjak (Fire salamander) among the Bosnian people is closely linked to the cult of the…

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