Advice 1: That means the lower inclined bar Orthodox cross

In the religions of the world the cross is a symbol of faith, but of types of crosses quite a lot. The most common shape – octagonal. It is believed that on that cross Jesus was crucified.
That means the lower inclined bar Orthodox cross
The eight-pointed cross consists of a vertical component and three rails. The top two are straight, and the lower oblique.
There is a version that says that the upper part of the crossbeam Orthodox cross facing North and the bottom South. By the way, exactly what establish a cross today.

Why the lower cross-beam slanting, can hardly explain even to theologians. The answer to this question is still not found. There are many versions, each of which reflects a certain idea of and confirmed by the often convincing arguments. But, unfortunately, the exact proof of anything at the moment no.

Versions based on biblical legends

Options, why is it that the lower cross-beam slanting, diverse. Consumer version explains this by the fact that Jesus stumbled on the foot, so it has warped.

There is also the possibility that the upper part of the lower crossbar of the Orthodox cross indicates the way to Heaven, and lower Hell.
Also common that after the coming of Jesus Christ on Earth was the balance of good and evil, all the sinful people previously began their journey to the light, and it is this unbalance and shows perekalivatsja the crossbar.

Version of home

More plausible version of what the bottom rung is the symbolic image of such a special crossbar for the feet of a man who had been crucified. Before this form of execution was common. The person was subjected to crucifixion, but in the absence of support it is likely that under its own weight man just fell from the cross, as under the weight of his hands and feet nailed to the cross, was about to break. That's just to maintain the person in an inverted position in order to prolong his sufferings, and had invented this stand, which was reflected symbolically in the Orthodox eight-pointed cross. On average, as indicated in some sources, the time before death in this form of execution was approximately 24-30 hours.

Also in literature, the possibility that the bottom rung is only conditionally designated as oblique. In fact, this is only a schematic representation of three-dimensional figures in two-dimensional plane. And in fact, the surface of the crossbar was still smooth.

In what is still the version from proposed is to believe, it seems that everyone to choose himself, because after so many years the truth is unlikely to be someone open.

Advice 2: It looks like a person at death

The process of death is highly individual. But despite this, like the process of birth, it has its mechanisms and symptoms, which can accurately predict the approach of death.

Death can have its mechanisms and indications


What happens to the dying man. How it is changing and how it looks. What are the signs I can tell that the person dies. Dying becomes drowsy. He practically sleeps all the time, the periods of wakefulness more reduced, the energy gradually fades away. There comes apathy, a person loses interest in life and the world around them.

"Death rattle"

He loses breath. Disrupted his rhythm, fast and intermittent replaced by full stops. Towards the end there are "death rattles". Breathing becomes noisy as the lungs accumulate fluid, and weakened body brings it out.

Poor appetite

Deteriorating appetite. Functions of the urinary system and the gastrointestinal tract are violated. Occurs constipation due process of constipatio (constipation) in the intestine and dark urine due to the increase in its concentration as a result of violation of the filtration function of the kidneys. A dying man refuses to eat and drink, as his metabolism slows and he doesn't need the amount of food and fluid she needed before. In addition, the ability to swallow decreases.

Body temperature

Body temperature also varies. This is due to disruption of the area of the brain that is responsible for the regulation of body temperature. And dying may experience fever, i.e. temperature is too high, alternating with cold extremities and temperature much below normal.


Changes in hearing and vision. People may not see or hear what is happening around the deterioration of vision and darkening of the eyes especially frequent before her death, but begins to notice what you can't see the surrounding. Appear hallucinations visual or auditory. Excitement, hallucinations and unconsciousness, which is replaced by the recovery – the symptoms of so-called "white fever" that often accompanies the dying process.

Spotted skin lesions

The skin of a dying pale and covered with yellowish-bluish spots. Particularly strong changes occur in the face and limbs. Change the color of the skin of the face, hands and feet called spotted defeat, and they almost unmistakably indicate the approach of the last hours of human life.

Emotional changes

Often before the death of the man "withdraws into himself", confined to his feelings and ceases to react. It is also possible the state of painful excitation, in which the dying all the time seeking somewhere to "go". He is also able to have conversations with long-dead people or to rethink his life, Recalling in detail all the events and reliving them.
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