Category - Mythology

Witch house

Sorcery and witchcraft in Slavic folklore and mythology were based on “the intervention” of gods, spirits, and natural forces by the common people (who often believed that they were able to control these “supernatural” forces)...

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Baba Yaga on a broom

Slavic mythology is a colorful world full of magical stories and legends. Ancient Slavs believed that all answers to the questions posed by the phenomena they encountered could be found in nature, as nature was their greatest ally and enemy. Slavic...

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Samodivi

There are many myths and legends in Bulgarian culture and folklore, but the biggest one has to be the existence of Macedonian language and Macedonians. Just a joke, we’ll leave politics to the politicians.  We have something more fun to write...

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Slavic spirits

The ancient Slavic people believed in many gods and goddesses. They worshiped them through different celebrations and rituals.  They also believed in the existence of many Slavic demons and spirits that you will be reading about in this article...

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Baba Roga myth

If you were a child born into a Southern Slavic family, the ugly old woman with a horn on her forehead was probably one of your deepest childhood fears. Often mixed up with her Eastern Slavic sibling, Baba Yaga, the Southern Slavic wise grandma, A.K...

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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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Marzanna goddess

The goddess Marzanna, also known as Morana (in Serbian, Slovakian and Macedonian), Marena in Russian, Mara in Ukrainian, is the pagan Slavic goddess of winter, death, harvest, witchcraft, and nightmares. According to the myth, Marzanna is the...

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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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