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    Closing Svarga (Vyry)

    On the day of Closing Svarga - believed that the Earth leaves Goddess Alive - ​​the personification of fertile power, youth, beauty, and the whole nature of man - that is, the spring, and their possessions gradually come Frost and Winter.

    Ends harvest - people thank Living Goddess for that which is not given to starve to death, and sent to the fertility of the earth. Ancestral spirits from that day did not fall to the ground.

    Birds fly away to warmer climes - the Slavs believed that they migrate to the upper world, where the souls of the dead. People turn to departing birds requested to bring a message from the living to the dead.

    Vyry (or Iriy garden) - is the ancient name of Paradise in the eastern Slavs. Our ancestors believed that the bright celestial kingdom is on the other side of the clouds, or the warmth of the eastern sea, where the endless summer.

    In Paradise growing world tree (our ancestors believed that this birch or oak), the top of which was inhabited by birds or souls of the dead. The keys to the garden Iriy were once a crow, but she angered the gods, and the keys are handed over to swallow.

    According to folk legends, Iriy-garden, a well, there is a place prepared for the future life of good, kind people. It springs from the pure spring water, around which grow fragrant flowers, ripening on the trees rejuvenating apples, and sweet singing birds of paradise.