In a message dated 11/30/1999 11:24:15 PM Central Standard Time,
> At the moment, I have
> a person summarizing the main points of the "Book of Veles" to me, which is
> the legendary history of the russians starting in 3000 BC.
Legendary is the word. I've only come across references to it in
non-scholarly places on the web. Unless I can find some really hard evidence
of its authenticity, I recomment *great*, *extreme*, *unlimited* caution.
There are enough tales and legends about Russians and Russian culture
To my knowledge, there are *no* *direct* data on Russian paganism, only
indirect information and speculation. I might have gone that way, but there
really is *not enough* info on pre-Christian religion in Russia to use in
persona play. And so much to learn and understand about Orthodox Christianity
never proselytizing, just advocating the study of available, but little known
facts about Russia.