Prophet Elijah is venerated by the Christian people. Its holiday falls on August 2. On the same day, during the time of paganism, the great Perun, the god of lightning and thunder, was worshiped. These two images are very similar. Ilya is also considered the lord of lightning. People believe that when driving around on a thundering chariot of chariots, he sends reminders of his strength and ruthlessness. On the day of Elijah the Prophetchristians are forbidden to work, because it is considered a sin.
The miracles that this saint performed were known. According to his words, the waters of the Jordan parted, the heavenly fire he reduced to the earth, revealed to the people the will of God, and prophesied. Ilya was always asked to relieve fever and stop bleeding. He defended against robbers.
Since the prophet is considered the lord of rains and thunderstorms, most people will take this topic to Ilin day. Precipitation - to harvest in large quantities, dry weather - to fires.
If you collect rainwater in Ilyin and wash it, you can get rid of the evil eye. He will come down on his own. Do not forget that the feast belongs to the lord of thunder and lightning, which is impossible without water. Since Ilya is a supporter of restoring justice, it will not allow anyone to harm others. By the way, water itself contains healing power.
In Ilyin's day, signs are of great importance to ordinary people. Thanks to them, a person can foresee future events.
As it was already said, if Ilin's dry weather, fire should be expected. Presumably, without sending rain to the earth, the prophet reminds sinners of ruthlessness. Accordingly, and the punishment (in the form of fires) does not make itself long to wait. Ilya's efforts are no longer needed here, dry forests catch fire from the scorching sun.
If on August 2 there is a thunderstorm, then, according to the beliefs, it is necessary to close the mirrors. And it has no connection with the superstition about the deceased in the house. Brilliant objects attract lightning. Despite the fact that the note refers only to the mirror, you need to consider one amendment. Hide any shiny objects and dishes, especially if they are located near the window.
In Il'in the animals are not welcome. It is believed that all the representatives of the evil forces living on earth try to hide from the wrath and fire arrows of the prophet, for which they turn into animals. Those of them who are more stupid than others, become wild representatives of the fauna. The cleverest acquire the look of pets, hoping that people will not drive them away. Harmful to the welfare of the house and family can even be a harmless goat, who has arrived in Ilin day. The signs become obsolete, everyone has the right to decide whether to believe them or not. Perhaps, only those people who had the opportunity to face these entities will be able to say about the reliability of this superstition.
August 2, you can not do any work. According to a sign, Ilya can burn all disobedient people. In fact, on this day a thunderstorm can begin so suddenly and swiftly that the people working in the fields simply will not have time to reach any shelter. Any person in a wide open space can be struck by lightning.
On the day of the Prophet Elijah, children were forbidden to swim in water. Hay mowing for this holiday ended, the harvest began.