Paganismo baltic: Die del Pan

🇪🇺 Le sapientia popular lituan dice:

«Le pan es plus car quam le auro».

Secundo le calendario pagan baltic, traditionalmente le 5 de februario es le Die del Pan.

Omne domo cocina pan pro le dea Gabija, numine del foco e del focar domestic, e face cerimonias de offertorio. Ille pan es considerate sacre, e un symbolo de securitate contra eventos infortunate como incendios, furtos, maladias, vulneres e dolores, attaccos e mesmo le morte. Le pan era olim adorate e usate per tote le anno.

Le symbolo baltic del foco de Gabija

Quandocunque il habeva besonio, le antique lituanes se procurava le securitate taliante un pecia de Pan Sacre e ponente lo in lor tasca. Illos alsi aspergeva lor campos cum micas de celle pan pro obtener un melior recolta, attraheva essames de apes pro facer melle, lo usava como nutrimento del bestial pro su sanitate, e lo poneva apud le furnaces pro prevenir accidentes. Il ha etiam un dicto: «Il es pro que le felicitate de Gabija non fuge de nostre casa». On credeva que un trencho de pan imbibite in aqua, involvite in un panno munde e passate sur le vulneres habeva poteres sanative.

Hodie le gentes baltic ancora celebra iste die e cocina pan pro se ipse, e lo usa quando son necesse de fortuna o securitate, como pro un incontro importate de laboro o pro un longe viage et cetera, mantinente iste ancian tradition.



🇬🇧 Lithuanian folk wisdom speaks:

“Bread is more expensive than gold”.

According to Baltic Pagan calendar, traditionally February 5th is the day of Bread.

Every household bakes bread for pagan goddess Gabija (deity of hearth and fire) and performs offering ceremony. That loaf is considered sacred, and a symbol of safety against unfortunate events like fire accidents, thefts, diseases, wounds and sores, attacks and even death. The loaf was once praised and used throughout the entire year.

Whenever they needed it, ancient Lithuanians ensured safety for themselves by cutting a piece of the Sacred Bread and putting it in their pocket. They were also sprinkling crumbles of it to their fields for a better harvest, attracting swarms of bees with it to make honey, feeding it on their cattle for their health, and putting it near a furnace to prevent an accident. There’s even a refrain: “it’s for Gabija’s happiness not to escape our house”.
It was believed that a slice of Bread that was soaked in water and damped with a clean cloth at wounded places had healing powers.

Nowadays people still celebrate this day and bake themselves bread, and use it when they need luck or security, such as for an important business meeting or when travelling etc., maintaining this old tradition.

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