Ancient magic dolls - motanki

in #children4 years ago

According to ancient Slavic beliefs, it was believed that a toy, especially a doll, not only brings happiness and joy to children, but also protects them from evil eye and diseases, filling the house with prosperity.
The very first toys, in the shape of figures of animals and people, were created by our ancestors of wood and clay, and the dolls spun from straw and vines. One of the oldest family defenders of the Slavs was the "knotted" doll - motanka, whose roots of creation go to a deeply forgotten old, several thousand years ago, the long-known Trypillian culture.
According to old signs, such a doll has no face and name to avoid resemblance to a living person and not to inculcate an evil spirit.
The head of Motanka is more pronounced than other parts of the body - the cross is applied to the face, symbolizing the Sun and combing hair from flaxen threads. As for her clothes, the shirt is characterized by three times: the present, the future and the past, the skirt symbolizes the earth, and the scarf - a strong relationship with the sky. This wonderful Slavic doll is endowed with magical power, therefore it is passed down from generation to generation, as a common amulet and a talisman for the whole family.
There are three types of "motanok": a game doll - a baby, a household doll - a birch-tree and a ritual doll - for brides.
We, of course, live in the modern world and we treat such fairy tales with a smile. After all, the main idea is the creative development of children, the storage of the traditions of ancestors.










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wau a creative hand is very baguas a ......

Thank you!

Dummy magic is really scary I'm afraid of magic
But the kids seem to work wonderfully well

all the symbols of this doll are directed only to good and to protection.

Wow this is so nice the creativity at its best

I did not know that people used to believe that dolls could protect children from evil eyes and also bring happiness

Your article reminds me of CHOCKY, since I watched that movie, i found it rather strange to want to buy it for my kids. Your article is rich. Thanks.

In my country some peole dolls can harness spiritual power either to harm or protect people

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Good job! I did not know nothing about the "powers" of dolls!

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