Category - Mythology

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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Vesna

In ancient Slav mythology, Vesna was the goddess of spring and fertility. She was in charge of spring time, morning and the birth of everything alive. She is also known as Zhiva, Diva and Devana. Morana is the goddess of night, winter and death. She...

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Triglav - three headed god

Triglav is a three-headed warrior god. The Slavs pictured him as a god with three heads and golden bands over his eyes and mouth which he wears because of the frightening power of his eyes or, like the priests of Triglav’s idol believed, so he could...

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Crnobog

Crnobog also known as Crnoglav (Black Head) is the god of darkness and the ruler of the world of the dead. He is black which helps him blend in with his dark and eerie underground domain. He is the only one who completely opposes the gods that like...

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Tree worship

Worshiping trees is common for many ethnic groups and religions, and Slavs are no exception, since Slavs lived in an area covered with dense forests. The cult of sacred trees was widely spread and strong among Slavs. The statue of Gods and temples...

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