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Slavic Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters
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BylebogA sun-god. The force of good opposing Chernobog. Also known as 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.
ChalkydriFlying demons. These huge purple beasts are said to have the head of a crocodile and, some say, twelve wings. Sometimes identified as Chalkydri.
ChernobogThe force of evil opposing Bylebog. On occassion, identified as Chernobog, Black God, Black God, Cernobog, Cernobog, Czarnobog, Czarnobog, Czernibog, Czernibog, Zcernoboch, Zcernoboch, Zernebock, Zernebock, Cernobob or Cernobob.
ChorsA Balkan sun-god. Sometimes called Chors, Chros, Chros, Khurs, Khurs, Chers, Chers, Khors or Khors.
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DilwicaA Serbian goddess of the chase. Also commonly referred to 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.
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DvorovoiA spirit of the farm yard. He is depicted as an old man with a grey beard and is covered with hair. Known as Dvorovoi.
DzewanaA moon goddess. On occassion, called Dzewana, Greek Artemis, Greek Artemis, Aritimi, Aspalis, Bast, Bendis, Delia, Diana or Garbh Ogh.
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JessisAn early deity. Sometimes called Jessis, Roman Jupiter, Roman Jupiter, Ambres, Amen, Bussumarus, Dyaus or Tinia.
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KhorsGod of good health and hunting. He is depicted as a stallion. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Khors, Chors, Chors, Chros, Khurs or Chers.
KosteyAn ogre. He cast a spell which put the princess Sudolisa into a long sleep from which she was rescued by the prince Junak. Sometimes called Kostey.
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Lesni ZenkaA female woodland spirit. Sometimes identified as Lesni Zenka, Meschamaat or Meschamaat.
ludkiBenevolent dwarfs of the Serbian. Otherworld. On occassion, referred to as ludki, Hungarian lutki, Hungarian lutki, krasnoludi, Polish krasnoludi, Polish krasnoludi or lutki.
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Mertvaya VodaWater which heals the wounds of a corpse. This water was carried by wind, hail or thunder or by birds. Sometimes identified as Mertvaya Voda, Shivaya Voda or Shivaya Voda.
MokosA fertility-goddess. This deity, the protector of women, could be helpful or malevolent. Called Mokos, Makosh, Makosh, Mokosh, Mokosh, Mokosi or Mokosi.
Moravaya PannaA demon of pestilence in the form of a black. Woman. In some lore, occasionally known as Moravaya Panna.
MyesyatsWife of Dabog. Mother of the 2 Zorya girls. In some accounts, Myesyats is male and his wife is Verchenyaya Zvezda. Also called Myesyats.
NariDemons said to be the spirits of dead children. Referred to as 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.
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NiezguiniekA ploughman with a magic horse which can leap into the heavens. Occasionally identified as Niezguiniek.
OgonFire personified. On occassion, called Ogon, Agoni, Agoni, Ogoni, Ogoni, Hindu Agni or Hindu Agni.
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Oynyena MariaA fire-goddess. Assistant of the thunder-god, Peroun. Sister of Elias. On occassion, identified as Oynyena Maria, Fiery Mary, Fiery Mary, Mary the Fiery One, Mary the Fiery One, Ognyena Maria or Ognyena Maria.
PerenuA sky-god, war-god and god of rain. Occasionally identified as Perenu, Norse Thor, Norse Thor, Dietrich, Donar, Horagalles or Thunor.
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PerusanA Bulgarian thunder-god. Also called 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.
PorenutiusA four-headed god, an aspect of Svantevit. Son of Peroon. Sometimes known as Porenutius, Poremitius, Poremitius, Porevit, Porevit, Porovitu or Porovitu.
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RaiThe paradise of the western Slavs: the home of the sun. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Rai, Raj, Raj, Svarog, Svarog, Jarog, Rarach, Rarog, Svantevit, Svarogu, Baltic Svantevit or Svarozic.
RugievitA tutelary god with 7 heads. In some accounts, he was a war-god and is depicted with eight swords. 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.
Shivaya VodaWater which can restore life. This water, like the Mertvaya Voda, is carried by the wind, hail and thunder and by birds. In some accounts, referred to as Shivaya Voda, Mertvaya Voda or Mertvaya Voda.
SivaA goddess of love. Occasionally known 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.
sjenThe soul of a man or an animal acting. As the spirit controlling features such. As forests and mountains. Called sjen, sjenovik or sjenovik.
SkritekA Slovene spirit of the household. This being is depicted as a boy wearing a crown. Sometimes called Skritek, Skrata, Skrata, Skrzat, Skrzat, Skrzatek, Skrzatek, Skrzot, Skrzot, Skrzat(ek) or Skrzat(ek).
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SyenGuardian spirits of the household. These spirits can enter the body of a man or an animal. Occasionally called Syen, Ovik or Ovik.
upirA vampire. These are said to be the souls of sorcerers or of the evil dead. On occassion, known as upir, kruvnik, kruvnik, martwiec, martwiec, oloroten, oloroten, upior, upior, vedomec, vedomec, Wieszczy, Wieszczy, Upir, matwiec, matwiec, olorolen, olorolen, wieszczy or wieszczy.
VassilissaA swan-maiden. Daughter of Morskoi Tzar. Wife of Ivan. Prince Ivan stole her feather dress while she was swimming and later married her. Occasionally called Vassilissa, Vassilisa or Vassilisa.
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VikhorThe god of whirlwinds. This being, in the form of an eagledemon, is said to cause violent winds when he flies. Called Vikhor, Vikhar or Vikhar.
VjedogonjaThe soul. It is said that the soul can leave the body in the form of a small insect or bird. Sometimes referred to as Vjedogonja, Zduh, Zduh, Zduhacz, Zduhacz, Zduh(acz or Zduh(acz.
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VodnikA 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.
VolosA wolf-headed god of domestic. Animals and the underworld. At times, known 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).
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ZaryaA lake-priestess. Also called Zarya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zorya, Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zoroya Verchernyaya or Zoroya.
ZivaA goddess of life. In some accounts, called Ziva, Siva, Siva, Shiva, Polish Zywie or Polish Zywie.
Zmei GoruinichA winter-demon. This being, said to capture maidens, is envisaged as a snake with many heads. At times, called Zmei Goruinich.
ZmekA guardian spirit. This being is said to take the form of a snake. Also commonly known as Zmek, Cmok, Cmok, Smok, Smok, German Hospodaricek or German Hospodaricek.
Zoroya UtrennyayaA goddess of the dawn. Daughter of Dabog and Myesyats. Sister of Zoroya Vechernyaya. Wife of Pyerun. Also called Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zarya, Zarya, Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zorya, Zorya or Zoroya.
Zoroya VerchernyayaA goddess of the evening. Daughter of Dabog and Myesyats. Sister of Utrennyaya. In some references, known as Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zarya, Zarya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zoroya, Zoroya, Zarya or Zorya.