Usage Slavic Mythology
Scripts Алатырь(Church Slavic)
Other Forms FormsAlabor, Alabyr, Latyr
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Meaning & History
The Alatyr in Russian legends and folklore is a sacred stone, the "father to all stones", the navel of the earth, containing sacred letters and endowed with healing properties. The awareness of the existence of such a stone exists in various parts of the Slavdom. It is often mentioned in stories and referred to in love spells as "a mighty force that has no end."