THE TEMPLE OF SVETOVID/SWANTEVIT|
Is a project inspired by the last heathen temple of the ancient Slavs, which was located in the town of Arkona on Rugen Island and was destroyed in 1168.
The project is based on Arconian traditions and historical descriptions of the temple, including:
" In the center of the town there is an open square, amid which rises a wooden temple of finest work, venerated not only for the magnificence of its architecture, but for the grandeur of the God to which an idol was installed. The outward walls are sparkling with bas-reliefes of various figures of high art work luridly and brutally painted..."
""Öthe twelve gates were locked with copper bars. On these copper gates the twelve deeds of the famous Kind God were represented:
- for the use of naked people he produced a ram who at the same moment rushed to them to offer its fleece;
- pacifying an untamable bull and giving it to people as a servant, he invented for them a plough and all the agricultural implementsÖ"
These descriptions appear to parallel the signs of Zodiac. ,