Posted on 16.05.2017

The ancient Slavs lived in harmony with nature and wore amulets for protection. They sincerely believed that everything on earth is subject obeys the magical, divine laws. The peoples of the pre-Christian era were convinced that there are forces of good and evil. If you ignore them, you can encourage thousands of misfortunes and troubles. Therefore, from the earliest times, people wore Slavic pagan jewelry.

What served as an amulet

 

Superstitions made a tremendous influence on the ancient Slavs, since most of what had happened could not be explained, for example, why the year turned out to or rainy or the harvest was bad. All these frightening phenomena gave reasons to fear. People prayed to the gods and made all sorts of Slavic pagan pendants, amulets, talismans.

By the way, not only female and male jewelry engraved with runic symbols could become an amulet for protection from evil spirits. The  other options were scraps of cloth, broken twigs, stones, statuettes. If a family member felt positive energy from an object, he considered him his amulet, used as an amulet for protection against evil.

Amulets against evil forces

 

The ancient Slavs worshiped and believed their gods, but at the same time, using various rituals, they protected themselves from evil forces and tried to attract luck to their side. Of a particular value were amulets for protection against black magic, witchcraft, talismans giving prosperity, fertility, good luck in love. These and other reasons explain the huge availability of all sorts of ritual ornaments that had to be worn by the ancient Slavs.

For example, an amulet for protection against black magic must necessarily be imbued with the energy of the Slavic god Veles, Horn, Svarog. They were the ones who protected the representatives of ancient peoples from the curse, evil eye, spoilage and other wiles of powerful sorcerers. Such amulets were made, in most cases, not of bone or wood, but from semiprecious stones. Against the evil used the pendants for power. Very powerful energy has an amulet of axe with engraved runic symbols. He is considered the defender of the Russian people, and those who wears it on hid body, becomes luck and fame.

Viking culture

 

In the long list of amulets one cannot leave the Slavic chains without attention. They were made of gold or silver in simple or complex weaving. Ornate jewelry was not considered a reliable protection against evil forces and was used to wear strong amulets on them. Slavic chains were owned by representatives of wealthy classes. Average people could not afford them.

In ancient times, not only the Slavs paid close attention to the protection of their homes, health and well-being. Scandinavian peoples also made ritual medallions and used them as amulets. For example, the viking axe pendants were considered a strong magic talisman. On both parts of the amulet were made images of birds and animals. Engraving was often encrusted with silver thread, which evidenced the latest archaeological findings in the middle Jutland.

Copies reflect the art of the original

 

Viking jewelry was distinguished by its extraordinary beauty, variety, luxury, the refined work of craftsmen was obvious. The talismans of protection, luck and courage that wore the north peoples, as a rule, did not differ in symmetry, but in the works of ancient jewelers, extraordinary strength and exalted expression were not to overlook. Silver viking pendants also stood out because of their ornaments and patterns.

However, not only the viking pendants arouse great admiration of modern engravers. Slavic amulets and talismans masters of the early Middle Ages were also able to create jewelry of incredible beauty. Their art is reflected in numerous copies of various medallions and amulets, sold on the pages of online stores. The power pendants for sale or protection pendants are in a great demand, as the fashion for the Slavic culture is growing rapidly. If you buy a Slavic pendant with a certain symbol, you can expect to improve welfare or protection from evil forces.