Sheaf day Veles - July 12
Velez taught our forefathers plow the land
cereals and sow, and reap the busy straw in the fields,
and put a sheaf in the home,
and honor Him as God the Father.
"Veles book», III 8/2 /
Days decrease, but the heat is coming. With the start of the day Veles mowing hay: "make hay while the sun shines - the dew off, and we go home!". On this day, read the latest associated sheaf, which was believed to reapers, while mowing the field passed the spirit, and thus the spirit of Veles.
In these days of peasants plowing ended and began preparing for the winter crops sowing. Was common a saying: "Until the day Veles plow to Perunova vzboronit days before the Savior - to sow." All agricultural work patronized Velez.
On this day, revered as a sacred stone Alatyr (or two stones God and Bozhihu: stones Veles and Storm Yagi). Under alatyr - the entrance to hell. Ognischane remembered that only Velez Alatyr could fork out of the entrance, so the dead can not get into Nav, bypassing Veles.