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Thu Mar 3, 2022, 10:14 AM

Photos: Independence Monument, Kyiv - Berehynia Spirit, Protectoress

Berehynia is a female spirit, “hearth mother, protectoress of the home”. Monument to Berehynia, located in Maidan Nezalezhnosti "Independence Square" Kiev, Ukraine. As a model of the Berehynia statue, the author Anatoliy Kushch chose his daughter, American artist Christina Katrakis. The statue is made of a cast bronze and weighs about 20 tons.









'Berehynia is holding a swag of Viburnum opulus. Viburnum can be found throughout Ukrainian folklore such as songs, decorative art, Ukrainian embroidery, and poetry. Its symbolic roots can be traced to the Slavic paganism of millennia ago. According to a legend, kalyna was associated with the birth of the Universe, the so-called Fire Trinity: the Sun, the Moon, and the Star. Its berries symbolize one's home and native land, blood, and family roots. '


Link to 3D Model:

https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/independence-monument-kyiv-ad65bedf4e6e4a67a77faabbbc7a6fe8

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Reply Photos: Independence Monument, Kyiv - Berehynia Spirit, Protectoress (Original post)
Donkees Mar 3 OP
secondwind Mar 3 #1
Donkees Mar 3 #6
SheltieLover Mar 3 #2
niyad Mar 3 #5
SheltieLover Mar 3 #7
Wicked Blue Mar 3 #3
niyad Mar 3 #4
crickets Mar 3 #8
Donkees Mar 3 #9
Hekate Mar 3 #10
smirkymonkey Mar 3 #11
Donkees Mar 10 #12

Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 10:19 AM

1. So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope it survives.................

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 10:39 AM

6. The indigenous Berehynia Spirit will survive

“What is that which can never die It is that faithful force that is born into us that one that is greater than us that calls new seed to the open and battered and barren places so that we can be resown. It is this force in its insistence in its loyalty to us in its love of us in its most often mysterious ways that is far greater far more majestic and far more ancient than any heretofore ever known.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 10:20 AM

2. Beautiful!

And seemingly representative of the lack of toxic masculinity in the Ukranian culture!

Ty for sharing!



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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 10:38 AM

5. A most excellent point.

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 10:54 AM

7. 👍

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 10:36 AM

3. Are those tiny tears under her eyes?

Or is it my overwrought imagination?

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 10:37 AM

4. Thnk you for sharing this beauty and Her meaning.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 02:02 PM

8. Lovely. K&R for visibility.

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Thu Mar 3, 2022, 06:36 PM

9. Anti-tank hedgehogs can now be seen in the very heart of Kyiv, the central Independence Square

The Kyiv Independent
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Anti-tank hedgehogs can now be seen in the very heart of Kyiv, the central Independence Square and Khreshchatyk Street.

Photo: Illia Ponomarenko/The Kyiv Independent


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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 08:29 PM

10. How very lovely Berehynia is!

Thank you.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 08:36 PM

11. гарний!

(beautiful)

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2022, 01:54 PM

12. Ukrainian defenders are building barricades on the Maidan Square in central Kyiv once more.





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