Perun stone on Klášťov

The Perun stone on Klášťov is believed to have been used as a place of worship by the Moravians.

Perun stone on Klášťov

Klášťov is the highest peak of the Vizovice Highlands (753 m above sea level) in a position with the local name “Zámčisko”. It lies on the cadastral district of Vysoké Pole and Bratřejov. From the south side of the top is a beautiful view. Hradiště Klášťov has been a registered cultural monument since 1958. Since 2008, the educational circuit of dr. Jiří Kohoutek. The mountain is shrouded in numerous legends.

Archaeologist Dr. Kohoutek believed that the Moravians used this place as a place of worship and that iron objects were an offering to the gods. At a distance of about 20 km southwest of Klášťov there are several Slavic burial mounds, approximately on the line Luhačovice – Obora forest, Rudimov – line Kamenná, Bojkovice – line Hradská. According to Dr. Jiří Kohoutek, the first cult site of the ancient Slavs in Moravia and Bohemia could be from the period before the beginning of Christianity. In his opinion, the mountain could have an important sacred purpose, assuming it was dedicated to the god of thunder, storm and fire, who should be Perun. However, the cult was not found.

In later traditions, the mountain is said to have not had the best reputation. According to Dr. Kohoutka, the ancient pagan cults tried to suppress, so she dedicated the mountain to the devil. Thus, he justified the existence of numerous legends about the occurrence of devils and other supernatural dark forces, according to which it is not advisable to visit Klášťov at any time of the day or night. Considering that pagan ancestors sacrificed part of the harvest or catch as a sacrifice, never all, and not at all the means of production, a more prosaic and likely variation seems to be the use of the fortress as the ideal store of material for commercial purposes or as a suitable shelter for valuable objects in the time of danger, as evidenced by the way iron tools and raw materials are stored – covered with a flat object, such as a millstone, flat stone or shallow bowl. In Slavičín, Bojkovice and Luhačovice there were deposits of relatively poor iron ore – pelosiderite, this area was also the area of ​​the northern branch of the trade links Pomoraví and Pováží. Not far from Klášťov to the north on the Padělky u Chrastěšova line Buildings probably have been discovered in the center of Hradiště, probably of production characteristic, in connection with iron ore handling or subsequent processing.

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