Category - Mythology

Koleda

Ritual forms are an inseparable part of life in all known human societies. A special type of ritual are holiday celebrations. These events reveal a lot about the value and belief systems of a community.  We all have at least one routine, habit...

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Kupala

Many family traditions still practiced across the Slavic countries originate from ancient pagan celebrations. Present day religious rituals and customs often involve an amalgam of the Christian and pagan heritage. I’ve prepared a list of the most...

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Candlemas Day

Back in the old days, winter was terrifying. It was a rough time (like really). Storms, cold days, and even colder nights. Hungry wolves came down from the woods to the human settlements, ready to attack livestock and people. During wintertime...

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Strzyga - Polish demon

If we hear someone talking about a nasty Slavic demon that drinks blood and lurks in the night, vampires would probably be the first thing that comes to our minds.  However, Polish culture hides a story about Strzyga (alternative spelling:...

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Chort Slavic spirit

Son of the god Chernobog and the goddess Mara according to Slavic mythology, or Satan’s minion, according to folk Christianity, the name of Chort stands for a demonic spirit etymologically associated with Slavic curses about hell. From Poland and...

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Zoryas

Zorya Goddess is one of the most interesting Slavic Gods in Slavic mythology. Many stories of Slavic Gods depict them as old and often intriguing personalities. Common themes present in sacred stories about Zorya include tales about the creation of...

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