Amanita in Slavic beliefs
Red fly agaric was a very important element in Slavic beliefs, especially in folk culture. It was believed to be connected to the god Perun, who represented power and strength.
According to beliefs, the fly agaric could be used in magical practices, such as rituals, divination and fortune telling. Women often wore necklaces made of dry or dried mushrooms, believing that they gave protection and health.
In some beliefs, the red fly agaric was considered a symbol of death and the guardian of the land of the dead. These mushrooms were believed to have the power to induce trance and allow contact with other worlds.
In pagan times, the fly agaric was sometimes offered to the gods as part of rituals to ensure an abundance of crops or to protect against disease.