Category - Mythology

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...

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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...

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Fairies

            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...

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Slavic Spirits

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...

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crnobog and belobog

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...

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Baba Yaga, Russian witch

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...

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Svarog

Svarog was revered by the Slavs as the great god of blacksmiths, law and fire, similar to that of Hephaestus of the Greek pantheon. The origin of Svarog’s name can be traced to the language of Indo-European people, that is to say Sanskrit. Although...

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Rusalka

Rusalka (plural Rusalki) in Slavic mythology is ghost female mermaid that dwells at the bottom of river. Rusalki are spirits of young women who died violently before marriage and before their natural time was up. Thus, they were cursed to live in a...

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