Culture In Western Armenia: Vishapakar

  • by Western Armenia, February 26, 2022 in Society

    Many ancient stone monuments dedicated to the cult of Vishapakars have been discovered in the Armenian Highlands. They are known as "Vishap"(Dragon), which were built of one-act stone and are usually placed near the sources of springs, canals, and reservoirs. It is assumed that these predators were idols of gods patronizing agriculture and irrigation, personifying the cult of water. The dragon is usually depicted with mythical images or a combination of elements of different animals. It is supposed that in the image of the Dragon, heaven and earth are intertwined, the upper (birds) and the lower opposite worlds. The dragon was previously worshiped as a spirit that gives water, rain and wealth. The dragon was adored in advance as water, rain and a spirit giving wealth.