Category - Mythology

Russian creatures and spirits

The ancestors of today’s Russians were the ancient Slavs whose beliefs were devoted to nature and its forces. Those beliefs affected life, prosperity, and their wellbeing in general. Ancient Russians believed that nature and its surroundings...

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Vodyanoy Slavic monster

We might not have a lot of written material to look at and read if we want to learn more about Slavic history and culture, but fortunately, Slavs all around the world love to tell stories and pass down the history of their people, so we still have a...

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Rod

The god Rod, also known as Род or Рiд in Cyrillic or as Sud (translated as the judge) is one of the most significant gods in Slavic mythology. As the god of family, rain, fertility, fate, kinship, and ancestors, Rod was regarded as a supreme god. He...

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Polish pagan girl

Everyone who knows a thing or two about Slavs and their culture will tell you that they are very religious, with most of them belonging to the Eastern Orthodox denomination, and some of them (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, and Slovenia)...

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Slavic vampire myths

Legends about dangerous creatures that feed off others’ blood or flesh have been around for more than a millennia. While Slavs are the first ones to develop myths and legends about vampires as we know them, Mesopotamian, Hebrew, ancient Greek, and...

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Lada goddess

In Slavic mythology, the goddess Lada is considered the counterpart of the Scandinavian goddess Freyja and the Greek goddess Aphrodite, both divine representations of beauty, spring and rebirth (end of winter). In some Slavic myths, she is mentioned...

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