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Wedding tradition: before the wedding the bride dies

June 23 2007

Fairy tales and romance novels always end with the wedding. What happens then is described rather sparingly, "they began to live happily ever after, goodness ever after." In Russian literature almost never mentions the so-called "honeymoon."

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Russian aristocracy, as well as modern newlyweds usually sent after the wedding for a honeymoon, mostly abroad. From the pre-revolutionary etiquette know that immediately after the wedding began the so-called Business Week. Newlyweds a week or more went to family and friends with the official 15-minute visits.

In addition, at home, they take daily Greeting. Each reception lasted less than two hours at a feast was served tea with sweets and desserts. But this can hardly be attributed to the week of the "honeymoon." Still, it is assumed that to be completely happy young to be left to themselves.

The very phrase "honeymoon" is found in many world languages. In Polish - miodowe miesiace, French - lune de miel, German - Honigmond. There is such a phrase in Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Armenian, Old Persian, novopersidskom, Old and Old Slavic languages.

Interestingly, our North Caucasian peoples - the Ingush, Chechens and Ossetians - no such thing, nor such combinations do not.

Until now, unable to establish exactly what the language of the "honeymoon" is derived in Russian language. Yes, this concept is in Old Slavonic. But it is known that the ancient Slavs, the ancestors of the present Russian nor in folk songs, nor in the traditions of this phrase is not found.

Had a different tradition - young at the wedding did not eat or drink, as they are in different worlds - on the beliefs, the girl who marries, "dying" for a kind and "resurrected" in the family of her fiance, so the wedding was like "dead", and the groom - is alive.

Hence the white wedding dress (white with our ancestors was a mourning color - a symbol of purity and innocence, he was only after the adoption of Christianity). So even touch each other, the young can not at the wedding - it can do only belong to one of the world, people.

Naturally, labor relations in those days did not mean to marry for love, and therefore "honeymoon" and could not be - because it means thirty days of cloudless happiness and love of harmony. This is if you read the "honeymoon" as sweet and pleasant.

However, honey (known in ancient drink) has excellent characteristics as a means to increase sexual potency. Therefore, the expression "honeymoon" may be associated not with the pleasures of the first period of marriage, but directly with the honey.

In England in the old days the couple during the first thirty days they drank a lot of honey to be strong in sexual relations and fruitful.

Here, questions arise. If you take the "English version of" origin "honeymoon", then it is not clear why drinking honey and increase sexual potency in marriage to only one month, rather than life?

if we assume that the Russian language "honeymoon" came from the Old Slavonic, and Old Church Slavonic from the ancient Persian and ancient Indian, this expression means exactly the harmony and enjoyment of the relationship without the honey-stimulator. After all, the ancient Persians have a proverb: "Everyone is feeling their honeymoon." Here, rather, refers to the passions - and not just love.

Which version of the assumed right - a private matter for each married couple.

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