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Олениха (Лосиха)

Олениха (Лосиха)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Olenikha] ([Losikha]) the earliest Slav goddess of fertility, sky and sunlight. In contrast to present [olenikham], the goddesses were thought of by horned, their horns were the symbol of solar rays. Therefore deer horns were considered as the powerful [oberegom] from any evil and they were fastened either above the entrance into the cottage or inside the dwelling. Russian women became similar to goddesses, putting on head-gear with the horns, made from the cloth, to [kichku].
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