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

Alatuir

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Amazons

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Belbogh

A god of light. In some references, referred to as Belbogh.

Bog

A generic name for God. Called Bog, Bug or Bug.

Booyan

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Bouyan

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Bylebog

A sun-god. The force of good opposing Chernobog. In some lore, occasionally called Bylebog, Balbog, Balbog, Bielbog, Bielbog, Bjelbog, Bjelbog, Byelobog, Byelobog, White God, White God, Heimdall, The White God, The White God, Norse Balder, Norse Balder, Russian Byelun or Russian Byelun.

Chalkydri

Flying demons. These huge purple beasts are said to have the head of a crocodile and, some say, twelve wings. Also commonly called Chalkydri.

Chernobog

The force of evil opposing Bylebog. On occassion, known as Chernobog, Black God, Black God, Cernobog, Cernobog, Czarnobog, Czarnobog, Czernibog, Czernibog, Zcernoboch, Zcernoboch, Zernebock, Zernebock, Cernobob or Cernobob.

Chors

A Balkan sun-god. Also commonly identified as Chors, Chros, Chros, Khurs, Khurs, Chers, Chers, Khors or Khors.

Dabog

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Dilwica

A Serbian goddess of the chase. At times, identified as Dilwica, Czech Devana, Czech Devana, Diana, Dziewona, Polish Dziewona, Polish Dziewona, Devana, Diana, Roman Diana, Roman Diana, Abnoba, Arduinna, Aritimi, Artemis, Delia or Zana.

div

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divitsa

A deity. Occasionally identified as divitsa, div, div, deev, deve, div or div.

djin

A giant. Sometimes known as djin.

Dogoda

God of the west wind. On occassion, known as Dogoda.

Dugnai

A household spirit that causes dough to rise. In some references, called Dugnai.

Dvorovoi

A spirit of the farm yard. He is depicted as an old man with a grey beard and is covered with hair. Also referred to as Dvorovoi.

Dzewana

A moon goddess. On occassion, referred to as Dzewana, Greek Artemis, Greek Artemis, Aritimi, Aspalis, Bast, Bendis, Delia, Diana or Garbh Ogh.

Erisvorsh

The god of tempests. Sometimes referred to as Erisvorsh.

Gore

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Jessis

An early deity. Sometimes known as Jessis, Roman Jupiter, Roman Jupiter, Ambres, Amen, Bussumarus, Dyaus or Tinia.

Junak

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Khors

God of good health and hunting. He is depicted as a stallion. On occassion, referred to as Khors, Chors, Chors, Chros, Khurs or Chers.

Kostey

An ogre. He cast a spell which put the princess Sudolisa into a long sleep from which she was rescued by the prince Junak. On occassion, identified as Kostey.

Kozma

The goat personified. On occassion, known as Kozma.

Kresnik

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Kupala

A sun-god, god of light. Also referred to as Kupala.

Kupalnitsa

A goddess of lakes and rivers. Also identified as Kupalnitsa.

Lada

Wife of Lado. She and her husband Lado personified divine marriage. Occasionally called Lada.

Lado

Husband of Lada. He and his wife Lada personified divine marriage. At times, referred to as Lado.

Laskowice

Forest spirits, guardians of animals. Also commonly referred to as Laskowice.

Leshachika

Wife of Leshi. Also known as Leshachika.

Leshi

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Lesni Zenka

A female woodland spirit. On occassion, identified as Lesni Zenka, Meschamaat or Meschamaat.

Lisa Patrikeyevna

The vixen personified, in Slav myths. Also commonly known as Lisa Patrikeyevna.

ludki

Benevolent dwarfs of the Serbian. Otherworld. Sometimes called ludki, Hungarian lutki, Hungarian lutki, krasnoludi, Polish krasnoludi, Polish krasnoludi or lutki.

Lukhavi

The Devil. On occassion, referred to as Lukhavi.

Lyada

A war-god. Sometimes referred to as Lyada.

Magus

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Marco

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Mertvaya Voda

Water which heals the wounds of a corpse. This water was carried by wind, hail or thunder or by birds. Also identified as Mertvaya Voda, Shivaya Voda or Shivaya Voda.

Mikhail Potapich

The bear personified. Occasionally identified as Mikhail Potapich.

Mokos

A fertility-goddess. This deity, the protector of women, could be helpful or malevolent. Called Mokos, Makosh, Makosh, Mokosh, Mokosh, Mokosi or Mokosi.

Morana

A winter-goddess and goddess of death. On occassion, identified as Morana.

Moravaya Panna

A demon of pestilence in the form of a black. Woman. In some lore, occasionally identified as Moravaya Panna.

Muma Padura

A Romanian sprite living in the woods. On occassion, referred to as Muma Padura.

Myesyats

Wife of Dabog. Mother of the 2 Zorya girls. In some accounts, Myesyats is male and his wife is Verchenyaya Zvezda. In some accounts, called Myesyats.

Nari

Demons said to be the spirits of dead children. Occasionally called Nari, Marduk, Marduk, Adad, Addu, Amarud, Amurru-Ramman, Assaluha, Avenger, Hegal, Marlah, Murduk, Qaru, Samas, Suhgurim, Zisi, Agaku, Agilma, Amaradu(k), Aranunna, Asai, As(s)alluha, Asar(i), Asaru(alim) Asaruludu, Bel(-Enlil) Bel-Marduk, Bel Matai, Epadum, Gibil, Gil(ma), (Gish) Qaru, Gugal, Iku, Irkingu, Lugal-Dimmer-An-Ki-A, Kinma, Marad, Namru, Namtillaku, Sandan, S(h)amas(h), Shazu, Sin, Sirsir, Tuku, Tutu, Usire, Zah(gu)rim, Ziku, Ziukinna, Zulum, Assyrian Ashur, Greek Zeus, Hebrew Merodach, Sumerian Enlil, Tagtug or Shulpae.

navky

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Niezguiniek

A ploughman with a magic horse which can leap into the heavens. Occasionally identified as Niezguiniek.

Nyja

A god of the underworld. Occasionally identified as Nyja.

Ogon

Fire personified. Sometimes called Ogon, Agoni, Agoni, Ogoni, Ogoni, Hindu Agni or Hindu Agni.

Ohnivak

A fabulous fire-bird. On occassion, known as Ohnivak, Arab phoenix or Arab phoenix.

Ovinnik

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Oynyena Maria

A fire-goddess. Assistant of the thunder-god, Peroun. Sister of Elias. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Oynyena Maria, Fiery Mary, Fiery Mary, Mary the Fiery One, Mary the Fiery One, Ognyena Maria or Ognyena Maria.

Patrimpas

A river-god. In some lore, occasionally known as Patrimpas.

Peklo

The underworld. Also called Peklo.

Perenu

A sky-god, war-god and god of rain. On occassion, called Perenu, Norse Thor, Norse Thor, Dietrich, Donar, Horagalles or Thunor.

Peroon

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Perperuna

A rain-goddess. Also called Perperuna.

Perusan

A Bulgarian thunder-god. Also referred to as Perusan, Bohemian Peranu, Bohemian Peranu, Perkonis, Perkunos, Peroon, Piker, Piorun, Pitkainen, Pyerun, Estonian Piker, Estonian Piker, Perkons, Perkunos, Latvian Perkons, Latvian Perkons, Perkunos, Lithuanian Perkunos, Lithuanian Perkunos, Peranu, Pirgene, Polish Piorun, Polish Piorun, Perkunos, Prussian Perkonis, Prussian Perkonis, Perkunos, Russian Pyerun, Russian Pyerun, Slav Peroon, Slav Peroon, Gromovit or Perkunos.

Petya

The cockerel personified, in Slav myths. Occasionally identified as Petya.

Podoga

A god of air. In some lore, occasionally known as Podoga.

Porenutius

A four-headed god, an aspect of Svantevit. Son of Peroon. In some accounts, known as Porenutius, Poremitius, Poremitius, Porevit, Porevit, Porovitu or Porovitu.

Potock-Mikhailo Ivanovich

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Pripegala

At times, known as Pripegala.

Rai

The paradise of the western Slavs: the home of the sun. Referred to as Rai, Raj, Raj, Svarog, Svarog, Jarog, Rarach, Rarog, Svantevit, Svarogu, Baltic Svantevit or Svarozic.

Rozhanitsy

Mother and daughter, goddesses of the harvest. In some lore, occasionally known as Rozhanitsy.

Rugievit

A tutelary god with 7 heads. In some accounts, he was a war-god and is depicted with eight swords. In some references, known as Rugievit, Rinvit, Rinvit, Ruevitu, Ruevitu, Rugavit, Rugavit, Rugevit, Rugevit, Rujevit, Rujevit, Svantevit, Svantevit, Svandovit, Svantovit, Svarog, Sventovit, Svetovid, Svetovit, Svetovitu, 'energy', Iarovit, Swietowit, Triglav, Slav Porenutius or Rod.

Semargl

A family god, the god of barley. Sometimes referred to as Semargl.

Shivaya Voda

Water which can restore life. This water, like the Mertvaya Voda, is carried by the wind, hail and thunder and by birds. In some references, referred to as Shivaya Voda, Mertvaya Voda or Mertvaya Voda.

Siva

A goddess of love. In some accounts, identified as Siva, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva, Pancabrahma, Ziva, Ziva or Polish Zywie.

sjen

The soul of a man or an animal acting. As the spirit controlling features such. As forests and mountains. Also commonly identified as sjen, sjenovik or sjenovik.

Skritek

A Slovene spirit of the household. This being is depicted as a boy wearing a crown. Occasionally called Skritek, Skrata, Skrata, Skrzat, Skrzat, Skrzatek, Skrzatek, Skrzot, Skrzot, Skrzat(ek) or Skrzat(ek).

Srat

A flying demon. Also called Srat.

Stoymir

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Stribog

A wind-god and god of wealth. At times, called Stribog, Stribogu or Stribogu.

Sudolisa

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Svarog

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Svarozic

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Syen

Guardian spirits of the household. These spirits can enter the body of a man or an animal. Occasionally identified as Syen, Ovik or Ovik.

upir

A vampire. These are said to be the souls of sorcerers or of the evil dead. Occasionally referred to as upir, kruvnik, kruvnik, martwiec, martwiec, oloroten, oloroten, upior, upior, vedomec, vedomec, Wieszczy, Wieszczy, Upir, matwiec, matwiec, olorolen, olorolen, wieszczy or wieszczy.

vampirovitch

A son of a vampire. On occassion, called vampirovitch.

Vassilissa

A swan-maiden. Daughter of Morskoi Tzar. Wife of Ivan. Prince Ivan stole her feather dress while she was swimming and later married her. At times, known as Vassilissa, Vassilisa or Vassilisa.

Verchenyaya Zvezda

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Vesva

A goddess of spring. Also called Vesva.

Vetru

Wind personified. Also referred to as Vetru.

Vikhor

The god of whirlwinds. This being, in the form of an eagledemon, is said to cause violent winds when he flies. Sometimes referred to as Vikhor, Vikhar or Vikhar.

Vjedogonja

The soul. It is said that the soul can leave the body in the form of a small insect or bird. In some accounts, called Vjedogonja, Zduh, Zduh, Zduhacz, Zduhacz, Zduh(acz or Zduh(acz.

Vjeshitza

An ogrish succubus. At times, referred to as Vjeshitza.

Vlasta

A warrior-maid, leader of the Amazons. Occasionally known as Vlasta.

Vlkodlaks

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Vodnik

A water-spirit or demon. These beings are said to be the spirits of unbaptised children who have drowned. Sometimes called Vodnik, Russian Vodyanik or Russian Vodyanik.

Vodnipanny

A water-nymph. Occasionally known as Vodnipanny, Bile-panny, Bile-panny or Vodni-panny.

Volos

A wolf-headed god of domestic. Animals and the underworld. Also referred to as Volos, Volusu, Volusu, Veles, Vyeles, Vyeles, Veles(u), Veles(u), Czech Veles, Czech Veles, Ganyklos, Lithuanian Ganyklos, Lithuanian Ganyklos, Vlas, Russian Vlas(sy) or Russian Vlas(sy).

Vozdushnui

A storm-spirit. A type of Karliki. Called Vozdushnui.

Wenceslas

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Yarilo

A sun-god and fertility-god. Sometimes known as Yarilo, Erilo or Erilo.

Yesda

A thunder-god. Occasionally identified as Yesda.

Zarya

A lake-priestess. Occasionally referred to as Zarya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zorya, Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zoroya Verchernyaya or Zoroya.

Ziva

A goddess of life. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Ziva, Siva, Siva, Shiva, Polish Zywie or Polish Zywie.

Zluidni

Malevolent fairies. Sometimes known as Zluidni.

Zmei Goruinich

A winter-demon. This being, said to capture maidens, is envisaged as a snake with many heads. In some accounts, known as Zmei Goruinich.

Zmek

A guardian spirit. This being is said to take the form of a snake. In some references, identified as Zmek, Cmok, Cmok, Smok, Smok, German Hospodaricek or German Hospodaricek.

Zoroya Utrennyaya

A goddess of the dawn. Daughter of Dabog and Myesyats. Sister of Zoroya Vechernyaya. Wife of Pyerun. On occassion, called Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zarya, Zarya, Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zorya, Zorya or Zoroya.

Zoroya Verchernyaya

A goddess of the evening. Daughter of Dabog and Myesyats. Sister of Utrennyaya. In some lore, occasionally known as Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zarya, Zarya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zoroya, Zoroya, Zarya or Zorya.

Zosim

A bee-god and god of mead. At times, known as Zosim.

Zuttibur

A forest-spirit. In some accounts, referred to as Zuttibur.

Zvezda Dennitsa

The morning star. Daughter of Dabog. Sister of Verchernyaya Zvezda. Wife of Meness, some say. Also commonly referred to as Zvezda Dennitsa, Dennitsa or Dennitsa.
Slavic Mythology