Category - Mythology

Pagan Slavs

There are no first-hand records for the study of Slavic mythology prior to Christianisation. According to historians, the scope of Slavic religious beliefs and traditions was passed down orally (over generations) and obviously, much of it was...

Read More
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...

Read More
Sirin Slavic myth

Slavic tales and legends are filled with various mythological creatures, some good, some bad, but all picturesque for understanding how Slavic people lived back in the day. Sirin is one of these creatures.  Even though Sirin is considered to be...

Read More
Baba Yaga in John Wick

First, before we start with this article, I would like to scream from the top of my lungs: SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen John Wick, watch it first, and then come back to this article. So, with that out of the way, let’s start! John Wick is one...

Read More
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...

Read More
Slavic Fertility Festival

Every year in May or mid June, there is a big celebration in Polish rural areas, known as Zielone świątki or Green week. This spring holiday is dedicated to fertility and renewal of nature. Zielone świątki doesn’t have an exact date, because it is...

Read More
Veela

Veela (or Vila in Serbian, Wiła in Polish) is a magical creature whose infinite beauty inspired many poems, novels, and movies. According to the legends, the beauty of their bodies, magical dances, and lovely voices is beyond the mortal’s...

Read More
Witcher myths

The Witcher book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski gave birth to a fantasy world that catapulted Slavic mythology creatures deep into Western popular culture. Based on the books, Polish game-studio CD Projekt Red created the renowned role...

Read More
Kikimora

In the past, many spooky, beautiful, or funny creatures appeared in tales Slavic people used to tell to children before bed. Thanks to the development of modern technology, we can see many of these creatures on the screen, in movies, and in PC games...

Read More