Their sequels rods, threw in the sea, refer to Siberia and tearned on pieces. For what and why people punished things?
In the corner and bonfire
Drought, cripples, cost of livestock, unsuccessful hunting? To blame the idols. Ancient people, including praslanges, endowed human properties all around and to stone or wooden sculptures treated as living beings. They were trying to drop food or victims, but if the idol did not cope with his work, he was punished: they put it in the corner, and then sequels rods.
The ancient Greeks went even further: established a special court for animals and inanimate objects, causing people death or injury
Enemy idols are not yet gentled. So, when capturing the city-fortress of Arkon, the Slavic idol of Svyatnitu, on the orders of the Danish king, pinned the rope on the neck, dragged in the midst of the troops, broke into pieces and threw into the fire. But the worst of all had to Slavic Kumiram during the baptism of Russia: they were minced and burned, and Perun’s idol tied to a horse tail, beaten with sticks and dropped into the Dnieper.
Convicted and defeated
The ancient Greeks went even further: established a special court for animals and inanimate objects, causing people death or injury. In Athens, each year was judged by an ax or knife, who killed the will during the festival in honor of Zeus in the Acropolis – they were recognized as guilty and threw in the sea.
The same fate has suffered a bronze statue of the Kolani fighter on the island of Tasos. Local residents honored the memory of the famous athlete, but one of the citizens for some reason did not believe the sculpture: he came to the statue every night and pounded her with all his might. In the end, the sculpture collapsed on his enemy and crushed him to death. Relatives of the murdered attracted a statue of responsibility – it was condemned and threw in the sea.
The bell was also cruelly punished: they dropped off the bell tower, pulled out the tongue, cut off the ear and sprinkled 12 strikes to him
In Olympia, a little boy played under the bronze bull standing in a holy place. Incountable rising, the baby shouted his head about the metal belly statue and died. The Olympic authorities accused the sculpture in pre-male and decided to remove her from the sanctuary. But the Delphic Oracle ruled that the statue acted without malicious intent, so the ceremony of purification was made over the bronze bull.
What is the bell silent about
In Russia, the bells were treated as people: they gave names, and for the provinity they punished and even refer to Siberia. In 1591, the Uglich Nabot Bell announced the citizens about the murder of Tsarevich Dmitry. The inhabitants of the city were escaped to the ringing, excitement and self-mosmows began over alleged killers. The bell was also cruelly punished: they dropped off the bell tower, pulled out the tongue, cut off the ear and sprinkled 12 strikes to him. After that, together with other coalists, also lost languages, nostrils and ears, sent to Tobolsky Ostrog – for 300 years. Only at the end of the XIX century, the bell was amnestied and returned to Uglich as a museum exhibit. Now he is kept in the Church of Dimitria-Blood.
After the repentance ceremony, the bell was died and sold to a Catholic parish. However, the parish authorities refused to pay, referring to the fact that the bell, as the newly facing Catholicism, wishes to use the Royal Law on a three-year delay for newly-made Catholics
During the plague of 1771, the Spassky Nabat Bell strikes were collected in the Kremlin in Moscow. The angry Ekaterina II ordered to punish the bell, having deprived him of his tongue. He hung for a long time on the Kremlin wall, while in 1821 he was not installed in the lobby of the Armory.
Similar incidents happened in Europe. The bell of the Protestant Church in La Rochelle fell victim to the struggle of Catholics with Protestants. The church was destroyed, and the bell spared, but for the fact that he convened heretic on prayer, they punished his whip, buried, and then dug out of the ground and forced to renounce their former delusions. After the repentance ceremony, the bell was died and sold to a Catholic parish. However, the parish authorities refused to pay, referring to the fact that the bell, as the newly facing Catholicism, wishes to use the Royal Law on a three-year delay for newly-made Catholics.