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Old 05-06-2011, 05:29 PM   #10
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In Slavic folklore and paganism the Flower of Life is called the Symbol of Perun or more traditionally the Thunder Sign. Even today for example in Russia it is inscribed on wooden beams of houses to protect them from lightning bolts, that is, to appease Perun, the Thundergod.

There are also many of old houses in my village that have the Flower of Life engraved on the roof walls facing the street, although rosettes are more common.
अयं निज: परो वेति गणना लघुचेतसाम्।
उदारमनसानां तु वसुधैव कुटुंबकम्॥
This is mine or (somebody) else’s (is the way) narrow minded people count.
But for broad minded people, (whole) earth is (like their) family.
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