Serbian Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Andrias

Son of Voukashin and Yevrossima. Brother of Marko. On occassion, known as Andrias.

Badjak

An oak tree burned as part of a Slava ceremony. In some lore, occasionally known as Badjak.

Balatchko

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Banovitch

A hero. His wife was abducted by the Turk Vlah-Ali, but Banovitch killed him after a tremendous fight and rescued her. Also referred to as Banovitch, Banovitch Strahinya or Banovitch Strahinya.

Bash Tchelik

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Bedevia

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Bind

An Illyrian god. Also called Bind.

Bogdan

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byess

Demons. On occassion, called byess.

Caraman

A greyhound owned by Banovitch. At times, known as Caraman.

Demitrius

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Dessimir

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Dobrivoy

A servant of Theodore. Occasionally called Dobrivoy.

Doda

A rain goddess. Sometimes known as Doda, Dodda, Dodda, Dodola, Dodola, Dudula or Dudula.

dyavo

Devils. At times, called dyavo.

Dyogo

The horse of Banovitch. On occassion, referred to as Dyogo.

Elias

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Gaiko

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Gromovit

A thunder-god. Occasionally called Gromovit, Gromovnik, Gromovnik, Slav Peroon, Slav Peroon, Peranu, Perkonis, Perkons, Perkunos, Perusan, Piker, Piorun, Pitkainen or Pyerun.

Haykoona

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Helen

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Iconia

Daughter of Miloutin. She had been promised in marriage to Sredoi but Theodore seized her and carried her off as his wife. In some lore, occasionally known as Iconia.

Ivan

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Koulash

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Marko

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Marra

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Maximus

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Michael

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Milan

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Militza

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Milosh

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Miloutin

A prince. Father of Iconia. Also commonly known as Miloutin.

Momtchilo

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Oossood

A benevolent spirit. She appears only to the mother of a new baby and, on the seventh night after the birth, foretells the infant's future. At times, called Oossood.

Paul

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Psezpolnica

A field-spirit which harasses workers. On occassion, identified as Psezpolnica, Lady Midday, Lady Midday, Polish Poloznitza, Polish Poloznitza, Poludnitsa, Russian Poludnitsa, Russian Poludnitsa or Poloznitza.

Rado

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Radool

Brother of Paul and Yelitza. Also commonly called Radool.

Raviyoyla

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Relya

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Roksanda

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Sharatz

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Sreca

A benevolent female deity. She determines a mortal's fate at birth and is regarded as the converse of Nesreca. Occasionally referred to as Sreca, Russian Dolya or Russian Dolya.

Sredoi

A man betrothed to Iconia. His intended bride was carried off by Theodore. In some lore, occasionally known as Sredoi.

Stephan

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Theodore

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Uglesha

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Velinir

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veshtitze

Female evil spirits. Also commonly referred to as veshtitze, veshtitza, veshtitza, singveshtitza or singveshtitza.

Vidossava

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Vii

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Vilino Kollo

Dance-rings of the veele. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Vilino Kollo, Vrzino Kollo or Vrzino Kollo.

Vlah-Ali

A Turkish rebel. He abducted the wife of Banovitch but the Serb killed him after a tremendous fight and rescued her. Occasionally known as Vlah-Ali.

Voinovitch

Brother of Milosh and Voukashin. Nephew of Doushan. On occassion, referred to as Voinovitch, Petrashin or Petrashin.

Vook

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Voukashin

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Voutcha

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Voutché

One of the 3 men who tried to steal. Goulash, the horse of Milosh, and was killed. In some references, referred to as Voutché.

Vukashin

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Yaboutchilo

The winged horse of Momtchilo. At times, known as Yaboutchilo, Tchile or Tchile.

Yanko

One of the 3 men who tried to steal. Goulash, the horse of Milosh, and were killed. Sometimes called Yanko.

Yelitza

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Yenesei

A holy river. This river rises in heaven and passes through the earth to the underworld. At times, identified as Yenesei.

Yevrossima

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Yovo

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Zdral

The horse of Ivan Tzrnoyevitch. Offspring of Bedevia. In some accounts, known as Zdral.

zli doossi

Evil spirits. At times, referred to as zli doossi.

Zmay

A dragon. He was turned into a handsome youth by the love of a princess. Also called Zmay.

Zmayevska Vatra

Fire as an object of worship. Sometimes identified as Zmayevska Vatra, Fire of the Dragons or Fire of the Dragons.
Serbian Mythology