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The Four Elements of Nature - FIRE

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The Four Elements of Nature - FIRE

  1. 1. SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY
  2. 2. SLAVIC CULT OF FIRE
  3. 3. SWARÓG (English: Svarog) GODS OF THE SUN AND FIRE
  4. 4. GODS OF THE SUN AND FIRE SWAROŻYC (English: Svarožič) – A SON OF SWARÓG
  5. 5. Festival of Slavs and Vikings
  6. 6. Slavs
  7. 7. THE FIRST POLISH SETTLEMENT - BISKUPIN
  8. 8. BONFIRES, DANCES AND FUN POLISH TRADITIONS - WHIT
  9. 9. ST. JOHN’S EVE– MIDSUMMER
  10. 10. St. Anne’s Hill Polish extinct volcano
  11. 11. BAKING TRADITIONAL POLISH BREAD
  12. 12. Poles used to be great smiths
  13. 13. They would produce some of the best weapons
  14. 14. Polish knights – heroes of every princess
  15. 15. Polish cannons – witnesses of some wars and historical events
  16. 16. THE INVENTOR OF THE SORCERER’S STONE?
  17. 17. TRUTH OR MYTH? Polish Alchemist Michał Sędziwój ( 1566 – 1636)
  18. 18. THE POLISH IDEA – PETROLEUM REFINING Ignacy Łukasiewicz
  19. 19. It helped him invent a gas lamp…
  20. 20. … and illuminate the whole of Europe
  21. 21. The first Polish trains were steam trains
  22. 22. SOMETIMES FIRE DESTROYS Warsaw during World War II (1939-1945) Poland was the first to fight
  23. 23. Poles rebuilt the Polish capital after World War II
  24. 24. The Warsaw Main Square is on UNESCO list
  25. 25. The Summer Festival of Fire in Ostróda
  26. 26. POLISH FIREDANCERS
  27. 27. Unfortunately summer fires of forests and buildings are still a big problem
  28. 28. But we have also some of the best firefighters in the world!
  29. 29. They work all year – even in the winter
  30. 30. POLISH SCOUTING AND CAMPS
  31. 31. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

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