Yarila Minsk

Image by Anna Krebs

Yarila – Pagan god of the Sun

This mural in Minsk is the largest by the famous artist Deih. The premise of the work reflects the process of the initiation of life by the Slavic god Yarila. The artist was struck by the fact that many pagan traditions and rituals were preserved in Belarus and its mythology Belarus is full of references to various cosmic phenomena.

According to the ancient legends, Yarila is the god of fertility and carnal love. Yarila rides on a fiery horse through a sunbeam, starting flowering plants after winter.

According to Deih, ancient traditions are the attempts of our ancestors to explain cosmic phenomena. Perhaps, the history of the creation of life on Earth by some aliens from other worlds is encrypted in such legends.

According to this graffiti, Yarila tears the Sun out of the darkness of space to create life on an empty Earth. The belt of the character depicts the Belarusian sacred symbols of life, spring, ancestors and prosperity. These signs are used in traditional folk embroidery.

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vulica Rabkoraŭskaja 13, Minsk

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24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)