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Ceipu upurozols / sacred oak / Ancientsites #31

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Hidden : 08/10/2013
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2 out of 5
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LV Slēpnis pie ozola

EN Cache at the oak


LV Valsts nozīmes arheoloģijas piemineklis (VKPAI 2461) un dižkoks. Izcils, ainavisks ozols. Saukts arī par Zviedru Ķēniņa ozolu. Stumbra apkārtmērs 7 m, augstums 18 m, vainags 420 m2, vecums ap 250 g. Piederīgs ne tikai kulta kokiem, bet arī tā sauktajai Zviedru koku grupai. Pirmo reizi aprakstījis 1925. gadā rakstnieks Augusts Melnalksnis (Eniņš, 2008). Viens no retajiem ozoliem, kas nav iznīcināti. Pēc nostāstiem, tā atrašanās vieta un rituāli ap to tikuši turēti slepenībā.

Savulaik Vidzemē mācītāji pašrocīgi cirtuši upurozolus, iznīcinot senču svētvietas, taču Ceipu ozols acīmredzami vēl nav bijis tik vecs un iespaidīgs izmēros, lai radītu aizdomas. Tāpēc uzskatāms, ka šis drīzāk kāda sena svētozola „mantinieks”. Zemnieki, pretojoties mācītāju aktivitātēm, sākuši pielūgt un godināt nomaļākus, ne tik iespaidīgus kokus. Par koku nav saglabājusies neviena teika vai nostāsts, jo rituāli, šķiet, glabāti slepenībā. Pašlaik pie ozola atrodas liels granīta laukakmens, kur kādreiz atradusies plāksne ar uzrakstu „Ceipu Upurozols. Šeit 1919. gada maijā cīņā pret baltgvardiem kritis Mazsalacas strādnieku deputātu padomes loceklis Eduards Sīpols (1899–1919)”.

EN State archaeological heritage (State Inspection for Heritage Protection, No 2461) and a secular tree. A remarkable, sceneric oak. It is also called the Swedish King's Oak. The circumference of the trunk is 7 m, height of 18 m, crown of 420 m2, age about 250 years. It belongs not only to cult trees, but also to the so-called Swedish tree group. The Writer Augusts Melnalksnis described it for the first time in 1925 (Eniņš, 2008). One of the rare oaks that has not been devastated. According to tales, its location and rituals held by it were kept in secret."In Vidzeme priests themselves were chopping off sacrificial oaks, thus destroying ancestors' sacred sites, but the Ceipi Oak apparently was not yet so old and impressive in its size to raise suspicion. So it is assumed that this one is rather a "heir" of some ancient holy oak. Farmers, opposing the priests' activities, started to worship and honour their gods further away and at not so impressive trees. No tale or legend has remained about the tree, because rituals, apparently, were kept in secret. At present at the oak there is a large granite boulder, on which there was a slab with an inscription "Ceipi Sacrificial Oak. Here during the battle against the White Guards of May 1919, Member of the Council of Mazsalaca Workers' Deputies Eduards Sīpols (1899–1919) was killed”. (G. Eniņš. 100 Most Secular and Holiest (100 dižākie un svētākie). 2008.)

LV BYOP. Var noderēt nazītis.

EN BYOP. A pocket knife might be useable.

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