The life of the Slavs of the past is a genuine interest not only in their direct descendants, but also in representatives of other cultures.
The life of our ancestors is attractive in its own way and very mysterious.
Residents of forests and meadows
Slavs began to settle from the territoryPrykarpattya and the upper reaches of the Dniester, along the Danube, the Dniester, the Vistula, the Elbe, the Volga and the Oka. The mountains and steppes were not interesting to our ancestors, so they settled near the flat rivers - cut down forests, built dwellings in the meadows. This factor significantly influenced the formation of life and even the character of the Slavic ethnos.
Our ancestors were fishing, huntingWild boars, bears and moose. Harvested berries and mushrooms. Somewhat later, the Slavs began cultivating cultivated plants suitable for food and weaving in the cut down territories.
The united people
The ancient Slavs did everything together - the whole village burned the forest, fertilized the soil with ashes, plowed the land. Worked diligently, laziness was not encouraged. Particular reverence enjoyed by older men.
The life of the Slavs did not differ with special sophistication. Our ancestors had a dwelling partially in the ground. The roofs were thatched. During the cold and rain, the window openings were closed with boards. In the house there were wooden benches and tables, a stove made of stones and clay. Slavs slept quite often on armfuls of hay, on top of which animal skins were laid. The dishes were all made of clay. Clothes were worn from linen. The dwelling was drowned in black. Smoke came out of the windows. To keep the heat in the house, the doorways were low.
Settlement of villages
In the early period, when residents of neighboring villagesOften conflicted among themselves, the Slavs surrounded their villages with earth moats, deep ditches and fences of poles. They tried to locate settlements in those places where protection was natural - on hills surrounded by rivers.
Fantastic world of the Slavs
Our ancestors animated the natural elements - wind andRivers, sun and earth. Believers believed that in the water live mermaids and water, in the forest - leshie, in houses - house. To the spirits the ancestors were treated with apprehension and reverence. During the holidays they burned fires, sang songs and conducted dances.