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PostSubject: Hi from Ukraine!   Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:24 pm

I'm 27 years old guy from Ukraine.

So Ukrainian is my native language, but I'm also
free in Russian. My name's Olex.

I'm very interested in Philosophy and

Concerning Ukrainian Mythology I
would like to tell you something. Ancient Ukrainian people avoided to say the
names of wild predatory animals and terrible supernatural creatures. Old people
preferred to use in such cases instead name of creature another circumlocution
or parable, you know. It’s on the human fear that spoken name will
automatically give material form to such supernatural creatures, you know. Just
such typical ancient words-parables you can find in the “Forest Song” by Lesia
Ukrainka in order to identify such creatures: “The one that hiding in the
mountain”, “The one that breaking the dam”. Ukrainka spent most of her life abroad fighting
to recuperate from tuberculosis. Lesia died in 42. Tuberculosis of the bones
had broken her, torn her limb from limb. I hope you never have been quite as
miserable as Lesia was sometimes; but if you have no more tears left in you –
you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if
nothing was ever going to happen again.

Even these days in our capital Kyiv
city between Sofijivs’kyj and Myhailivs’kyj Cathedral there is so called
Zbruc’kyj idol and it four faces are directed to the four corners of the earth…

In the old chronicles of Kyiv Rus’
wrote that in 980 prince Vladimir=Volodymyr established cult of such deities as
Perun, Strybog, Dazh’bog, Hors, sacred dog Simargl and goddess Makosh’. Moreover
mention was made about Veles, Svarog, Rod and rozhanitsy, Lada and Lel’.
Catholic Missionaries in Western Slavic lands knew about such names as
Sviatovit, Svarozhich, Jarovit, Deva, Zhiva and Radogost.

There are many more simple names. In
winter to New Year holidays was mentioned about Koliada. This is demon and in
order to invite his people wear so called “liarvy” and “strashila”. There are
also such names as Kutnyi Bog:=Corner God (probably this is brownie or
house-spirit), Jadrei and Obiluha (these spirits carry out the control of
quality and quantity of harvest); Poputnik (maybe one who follows with you
along your way i.e. in Russian poputchik), Lesnoi Bog=Forest god and such
spirits as Sporyn’i and Speh (Russian Uspeh means success my dear, so these
spirits probably helped people to have success in human actions).

Ukrainian surnames form quite
interesting and complex subject my dear. In principle there are such surnames
like Vedmed’=Bear, Vovk=Wolf, Pyrig=Pie, Bilodid=White Old Man, Sirobaba=Grey
Old Woman, Netudyhata=Not There House:=Your House Situated in Another Direction
And You Come To Other's House etc.

Bye. Hugs. Olex
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ukraine!   Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:32 pm

Hiya Olex,
Nice interesting stuff ya got there about ukraine... Not ever been there but i know its somewhere in noerthern europe i think lol... Welcome to the forums anyhow hope you enjoy it alot mate here we are a lively community in the forum and its always expeanding non stop, Once a montyh your find a news letter posted on the forums which may be long at times and also short on others depending upon the activity within the forums... Any problems or anything let me know and ill happily assisst if needing advice and moderators are on please dont hesistate to ask them

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ukraine!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:46 am

Hello Olex

Nice to meet you, and to read what you wrote.

I too am interested in Philosophy. I'm from England, but I'm living in Thailand. I'm a teacher (private tutor), and my main student is a Russian boy from St Petersburg. He sometimes tries to get me to speak Russian, but I have enough problems with Thai.

Here in Thailand, parents must give their newborn child a playname (or nickname) immediately after he's born. The name is always a single Thai syllable like Moo, Ton, Wut, or Nop. The meaning of the name should be nasty or bad, or at least unattractive. Then the evil spirits will keep away from the child. For example, the name 'Moo' is the Thai word for the animal we call 'pig' in English.

Enough for now. Enjoy the forum, and I hope to see you around.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ukraine!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:01 am

Hi Olex, nice to meet you, very interesting introduction

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ukraine!   Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:55 am

Id be really offended if i was referred to as a pig by my mother lol its interesting all different cultures that have odds and sods to them..


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