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Usmas Elku liepa/ Usma Idols’ linden

A cache by Krisja , plumite_and_upenite Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/11/2013
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

[LV] Slēpnis ir mazā PET sagatave. Lai atrastu slēpni, nekas nav jālauž, jārok vai jābaksta- sekojiet norādei.

[ENG] The cache is a small PET mould. To find the cache, you do not need to break, dig or poke anything - follow the directions.


[LV] 

Senatnē dabas objektiem bija īpaša kulta nozīme. Latvijas teritorijā plaši pazīstams bija svēto mežu kults, kā arī atsevišķu koku sakralizācija. Par svētnīcām kokus padarīja pārliecība, ka tajos mīt dabas gari un auglības dievības. Ievērības cienīgi bija īpaši diži, resni, kupli koki, pie kuriem ieradās kulta nolūkos ar ziedojumiem.

Pēc nostāstiem, sensenos laikos mūsu senči zem liepas nesuši upurus veļiem. Veļi ir mirušo cilvēku dvēseles, kas pēc nāves turpina dzīvi viņsaulē. Šī pasaule ir paralēla cilvēku pasaulei - veļu dzīve ne ar ko īpašu neatšķiras no cilvēku dzīves, vismaz darbu ziņā. Viņsaulē tiek turpināts šaisaulē iesāktais.  Dažādos novados ticējumi norāda uz laiku no septembra vidus līdz Mārtiņiem kā veļu laiku - dievaini. Laiku rudenī, kad zemi bieži klāj migla un sijā sīks lietiņš, tad ir veļu  laiks atnākt pasērst - ciemoties pie dzīvajiem. 

[ENG] 

In ancient times nature objects had a special cult meaning/ In the territory of Latvia the cult of holy woods was widely known, as well as sacralisation of separate trees. Trees were perceived as shrines due to the belief that nature spirits and fertility deities dwelled there. Especially great, thick, gorgeous trees were noteworthy, thus visited for cult purposes with offerings.

According to tales in ancient times our ancestors used to bring offerings under the Linden for the souls of the dead ones (in Latvian called “veļi”). Veļi are souls of the dead people that continue their lives in the kingdom to come after the death. That kingdom exists in parallel with the kingdom of the humans – lives of the dead souls do not differ significantly from those of the humans, at least in terms of work. In the kingdom of the dead one continues the things started in this world. In different counties beliefs point at the period of time from the middle of September till Mārtiņi (Martins’ Day) as the time of veļi - dievaines. The time in autumn when the ground is often covered with fog and it is drizzling is the right time for the dead souls to visit the humans. 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fghzoen šxryhzn / Va gur fcyvg bs gur gehax.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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