The first godly forms were associated with observation of the process of bloom and fading plants. The creeds, which have been involved with reincarnation and with transmigration of soul, had happen from these and other cyclic processes.
In many countries, there is a variation of the legend of the dying God and linum. In Ancient Greece he was known as Linos, in Lithuania as Vaizgantas, in Switzerland as Barleycorn.
In antique mythology Linus was a son of Apollo and Urania. He was very intelligent and resourceful person. Linus had invented three-string lyre. Linum was the material for these strings. Linus was the famous musician. He was even the master of Orpheus, well known musician. Orpheus could tame wild animals by the power of his voice.
Linus died very early. At the Olympic music competitions he won the Apollo. Apollo was angry and he killed Lin. After the murder, Apollo wanted to make it up, so he introduced annual summer festivals. It symbolized the nature’s sufferings from drought and its revival from the rains. During the festivals people were singing the dirges (linoi). Afrerwards these songs began singing during the harvest of linum and grape.