We’re all well familiar with the mythology surrounding the ancient gods such as Zeus, Odin, Jupiter, Venus, Aphrodite, etc; but do you know who deities of the ancient Slavs were, or what were their names? For a long time now, Russian artist Jaromir...
Category - Mythology
Thanks to the project which aimed to explore the distant past of the Serbian province of Vojvodina, important insights into Pannonian Slavic communities were made by researching the Byzantine sources. Historian Mr. Snezana Bozanic undertook this...
The Firebird is a miraculous bird whose plumage shines with fiery colors. It travels secretly by night and few beholders had the chance to witness this bird’s mysterious whereabouts. It is mentioned in fairy tales and legends of all the Slavic...
Various derivations of the ancient solar symbol, known as swastika, have become infamous because of their misappropriation by the Hitler’s Third Reich. The swastika has become interchangeable with the word “Nazi”, and every image that resembles it...
A birth of a child is considered a gift from another world in many ancient and contemporary cultures. Slavs do not differ in this regard and their popular notion still holds that the goodwill of the ancestors is responsible for such a precious gift...
The appearance of Svarog
Fighting old Slavic religion, the main goal of the Church was elimination of the pagan deities. Demonic creatures which were part of the Slavic mythology were not considered to be too intimidating enemy, so...
Su?aje (Sudice), pronounced /su?aje/ (with ? like in Italian “buonGiorno”) were female demon spirits which played very important role in the Slavic mythology. It was believed that people’s destiny completely depends on the free will of the Su?aje...
For Slavs, Belobog (Belbog) or the White God is a stark opposite to Crnobog (Crnbog), the Black God, depicting the ever-lasting battle between darkness and light, and day and night. While Crnobog is more of a Devil, or the evil demonic God, the...
As many other people who lived and prospered long time before Christ, take as example Anglo-Saxons’ Stonehenge, Peruvian Machu Picchu or Egyptian Sphinx, Slavs also had a very strong stone cult. For them, stone was not just a tool to use or a...
Fear of the witches and written documents about witches were deeply established in the Slavic mythology, especially amongst Serbs. Witches essentially represent the female equivalent to vampires, which were also one of the reasons Slavs feared the...