Ostara is our little family project, that comes from Bystřice pod Hostýnem founded by us, Mr. and Mrs. Fibiger. Although we were somehow creative before, the origin could be dated until 2014. Later, we started to repair old small nearby the castle in Bystřice pod Hostýnem. Near the entrance to the house is a stone, which has an appearance of the Ostara carved out. Ostara is a young miss with a floral wreath on her head and a horn in her hand. There are two stars in the corners. Whether the stars are in a pair like this, they can symbolize Ostara - Morning Star and Vesper - Evening Star. There is symbolically portrayed a sunrise in the bottom right corner of the stone. This stone is our work. In the future, this house will be a brick-and-mortar store for this website. But in the meantime, we would love to serve you in the street Kamenec 1116.
We think the name Ostara was the best pick for our project. We'll dedicate this paragraph to the historical background. Ostara is a morning star. Actually, we're talking about planet Venus. Ostara in Lithuania is perceived as Aušriné. With this information, we're getting to the world of immemorial myths. The goddess Aušriné – Ostara is, with the help of linguistics and comparing mythology, compared with other nations goddesses. In antiquity, she was known as the goddess of dawn Aurora or Eos. The Germanics called her Ostara or Eostre. This resemblance isn't adventitious. However, it refers to the common Indo-European origin of many European nations. It's assumed, that old Indo-Europeans had, before their parting sometime at the end of the Stone Age and the beginning of the Bronze Age, common goddess of dawn. The Germanics considered her as the goddess of spring as well. Her name echoes in today's designation of Easter, German Ostern. This goddess has her own feast about the spring equinox. The symbolism of morning dawn and spring relates to new beginnings in general.
Among our interests belongs, for instance, mythology, history, folk culture, habits, herbs, nature, etc. These things are our inspiration in our creation. From the old habits perspective, our basics start already in Europe before Indo-Europeans at the end of the Stone Age in Neolithic, so loosely from the 6th millennium BC. In this period we can find interesting ornaments and patterns, especially in ceramics. First Indo-Europeans in Europe are according to our information connected to archaeological cultures of the Bronze Age. Even this epoch can inspire us. Later comes Hallstatt(8th-5th century BC) as a source of inspiration with inherent symbolism and nice patterns on ceramics and bronze. And after that follow the already known historical Celts, Germanics and Slavs. Except our domain are also very interesting the Baltic States - Lithuania and Latvia (optionally Scandinavia). And the last topic is, of course, folk culture. We can offer you our ware made from wood, stone, metal, fabrics, various natural materials, drawings, paintings and much more! And not only our work, but we can provide you goods from business partners. We tried to expand most of the topics of our interests in these basic points:
We already boasted ourselves up above with one of our carved stone, the Easter egg on the right side is also our work.
We already mentioned as one of our topics the circle of the year. Circle of the year symbolizes the annual cycle, eight basal celebrations of the year. We can say, that we live through these activities and they're not only some theory for us. We are mostly celebrating them only with our family, for example, Christmas – The winter solstice, occasionally in a group. Now and then it's possible to find us on collective celebrations like summer solstice. We can show you one photo with our sacrifice from our small family celebration the spring equinox, which belong to spring goddess Ostara. The woven belt on the photo is Lithuanian, and the horn is also a part of our work.
We're pursuing within our project cultivation and collection of herbs in our little garden. We're trying even to bake traditional pastry within celebrationscircle of the year. We're continuing traditions of our ancestors.
We would love to mention creating and sculpting the stone circle in Gabreta by Český Krumlov and one drawing inspired by Celtic mythology from our older bigger activities from the times before Ostara. We have many more drawing like this - they are available to print copies on this website. Stones are added with carved motifs from Nordic traditions. In this circle are to this day being held various celebrations. There were celebrated Lughnasadh earlier
and we participated in the celebration of Midsummer here there too.
Our drawing inspired by Celtic mythology. On the picture is an old tumulus and mythical Irish Sidhe. Fabled people, who inspired J.R.R. Tolkien and his Elfs.