Postal minisheet "EUROPA. LADA. Goddess of motherhood""
The Ukrainian postal issue under the "Europe" program on the topic "Stories and Myths" is dedicated to the ancient Slavic gods Svarog and Lada. Svarog is the god of fire and blacksmithing. It is believed that Svarog created the universe, the Earth, all animals on it and people, established marriage laws. The earliest written source that mentions Svarog is "The Tale of Past Years". A sign in the form of a cross is associated with Svarog - Svarga, which is a symbol of holiness and spiritual power. Lada is the goddess of motherhood, spring, love and marriage. According to legend, she was the wife of the god Svarog and the mother of Lela and Polel. In Slavic mythology, Lada appears as a beautiful woman adorned with roses and ears of corn. Her name is mentioned in ancient Ukrainian freckles.
The author of the issue - Ukrainian artist Mykolay Kochubey - used signs in the sketches that, interwoven into the plot, turn symbols into images. Thus, the sign of Swarga is encoded in the festive women's round dance and in the rapid running of horses, and in the double helix of DNA - endless movement and the process of evolution.
Country - Ukraine
Release Date - 11/22/2022
The circulation - 180 000
Michel number - 2013
Stamp size - 35x4 mm
Minisheet size - 153x140 mm
Number of stamps in the minisheet - 6
The denomination of the stamp is A = $1