Rod was birth. He was the creator. He created everything and he was everything. Rod was the monotheistic side of Slavic religion. Even though there are many gods in the Slavic religion Rod represents the god the monotheistic religions of today know. Rod was the god of family and offspring, that is why all nouns connected to those words have ROD in them
[Family life must have been different] in the days when a family had fed on the produce of the same few miles of country for six generations, and that perhaps was why they saw nymphs in the fountains and dryads in the wood - they were not mistaken for there was in a sense real (not metaphorical) connections between them and the countryside. What had been earth and air and later corn, and later still bread, really was in them. We of course who live on a standardized international diet…are artificial beings and have no connection (save in sentiment) with any place on earth. We are synthetic men, uprooted. The strength of the hills is not ours.
I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night,
Taught by the heav’nly Muse to venture down
The dark descent, and up to reascend…
"Przodkowie" Stanisław Szukalski 1953
Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars.
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