Fire is associated with the notions of his divine cleansing effect. Fire
be earthly or heavenly underground. And if the first two cases
it is associated with prosperity, fertility, agricultural
rituals, the latter - a threat to humans.
The old man did not distinguish between animate and inanimate - it
all embodied the environment. A physical properties resembling fire
periods of man's life: birth; achieve the highest
prosperity, power; gradual extinction; finally - death.