From the white stone;
Strange songs he
Dead he was
|Rooster calling the dead / Mixed media illustration|
the rooster sings
at the right time – he wakes a sleeping
ones, half dead. When he sings in the wrong time, at night – he calling dead. Then
people call him guilty.”
|Rooster calls dead II / Mixed media illustration|
(the Guilty one) who sings at night somehow is always black.
Night crept into it while he was a fetus in white
stone – egg.”
|Rooster with tied beak / Mixed media illustration|
“When people kill the guilty one -
they kill all the
roosters, but he is
always first - they tied his beak with red thread, to be
silent, to accept his own death without a voice, and than dark force would
not know that her accomplice
|Dragon-rooster / Mixed media illustration|
some places it is
believed that a rooster can be transformed into a dragon.
Rooster gets dragon’s
wings and then he
fights against storms and hail clouds.”
More about the roosters, and other
animals as well, plants and landscapes which have special meaning in Serbian mythology, you can read (if you know Serbian) in a
new book, written by Milenko Bodirogić and
illustrated by several mighty illustrators (my colleagues and friends)
– About plants, animals and landscapes (O biljkama, životinjama i predelima).
|The last book in the series Serbian mythology|
A small book preview in the
PDF format (5.68 MB) can be downloaded HERE.
Although the book is dedicated to the dead, it still speaks
to the living – to You – the survivors who will not asleep their future children with a soft and delightful fairy tales.