KAIRA


"Your name will sound, Perun (chief Slavic deity who ruled the sky), in the call of steel swords!

In the call of the horns of combat, in the thunder of heaven battles!" (x)


A Belarusian band, a voice calling from Viking ages: KAIRA!

Kaira Spiel has many successful pursuits under her bad-ass belt: "aggressive pagan groove metal"

musician (Battle Helm), model, motorcyclist (possibly prophetess).

'Mein Herz Brennt' (Rammstein Cover), Zheleznye Devy Festival, 2015  VIDEO

Kaira is a Finnish word that derives from the Old Norse term geirr, or spear.

Kaira also means a forested river wilderness.

Germanic tribes migrated from modern-day Nordic nations in the 9th and 10th centuries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Their trade routes were well-connected to Eastern Europe by the 1100's.

Maskovichi ("wakefulness") is one among many Belarusian Viking settlements. Learn more about this discovery here.


Screenshot, 'When The Sun Was A God'  VIDEO

Lyrics

"When the Sun was a God
And the dragons were protecting Asgards
White mountains were proudly standing
In the far north of Midgard
White rivers were flowing from the mountains
And were feeding white stones with milk
The white mountains were holding the skies..." (YouTube)

The Rus sold fur, sailed across the open Baltic and Black seas of Northern Europe, made iron weapons—

and brought spiritual beliefs of ancestral Viking gods.

These medieval merchant-warriors assimilated into a new Balto-Slavic culture, one which spans from Belarus to Finland.

KAIRA mixes this history into modern metal.

"The album ‘Roots of Veles’ is about old Believers – pagan people and their beliefs.

...Our forefathers honored many gods, among them we can find Veles.

The lyrics are devoted to awakening of the forgotten Slavonic gods.

The truth was hidden by kings that destroyed Great Vedas and they put false beliefs in our heads.

So people forgot the beliefs of our ancestry, forgot that we are the children of pagan gods.

Now in the era of war and hatred it’s the right time to

open your eyes and learn the truth." (Battle Helm)

'Roots of Veles' Album Live, 2015  VIDEO


'Roots of Veles'

"Belaya-Rus is a country where there are no mountains and seas, but a country where the forest is

our walls, lakes are our mirrors, rivers, veins, flesh and earth.

We are residents of *Polesie, grandchildren of Veles*, descendants of the Balto-Slavs.

We were reached by Khazars and Vikings.

Our fertile lands were cultivated by the mighty tribes of Krivichi, Dregovichi and Radimichi,

later with mixed blood, different cultures, but united by Gods..."  VIDEO

KAIRA hopes that the world takes notice!

"We want to recreate the atmosphere of the life of our remote ancestors to 100 generations…

show their ideas, great battles in the time when the Sun was a god...

Our Gods have a big power and we are sure that they know our desires and help us to fulfill them." (Battle Helm)

Listen for truth in our past to know the future!


Slavic Terminology

*Khazars - an old Avar or Bulgar nomadic peoples in Southeastern Europe that expanded to Central-Eastern Europe and established the first

regional state from 300-1079 CE with dominance over Byzantine, East Asian, Scandinavian and Slavic trade routes until assimilation into local provinces (Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine)

*Perun (or Perkun in Baltic states) - a deity that protected humans and especially warriors during battletime,

ruled over storms, thunder and weaponry (Slavic Gods/Polish);

the Viking equivalent is Thor (Slavic Souvenirs)

*Polesie - a region in southern Belarus and Europe's largest forested/wetland area including Belarus, Poland, northwestern Russia and the Ukraine; Poleshuks share common culture and dialect (Belarus)

*Veles - a chief god of forests, the law, livestock, the underworld (Navia),

wealth and wild animals like wolves (Slavic Gods/(Polish);

Christianization turned Veles into a demonic poltergeist, or a saint in other areas (Slavic Souvenirs)


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