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. Identified as Belbogh.

Bog

A generic name for God. Also commonly 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 accounts, identified 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.

Chalkydri

Flying demons. These huge purple beasts are said to have the head of a crocodile and, some say, twelve wings. Occasionally identified as Chalkydri.

Chernobog

The force of evil opposing Bylebog. Also referred to as Chernobog, Black God, Black God, Cernobog, Cernobog, Czarnobog, Czarnobog, Czernibog, Czernibog, Zcernoboch, Zcernoboch, Zernebock, Zernebock, Cernobob or Cernobob.

Chors

A Balkan sun-god. In some accounts, identified as Chors, Chros, Chros, Khurs, Khurs, Chers, Chers, Khors or Khors.

Dabog

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Dilwica

A Serbian goddess of the chase. Sometimes 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.

div

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divitsa

A deity. At times, referred to as divitsa, div, div, deev, deve, div or div.

djin

A giant. Occasionally identified as djin.

Dogoda

God of the west wind. Also commonly known as Dogoda.

Dugnai

A household spirit that causes dough to rise. Sometimes 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. In some accounts, known as Dvorovoi.

Dzewana

A moon goddess. In some references, identified as Dzewana, Greek Artemis, Greek Artemis, Aritimi, Aspalis, Bast, Bendis, Delia, Diana or Garbh Ogh.

Erisvorsh

The god of tempests. Sometimes known as Erisvorsh.

Gore

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Jessis

An early deity. Also commonly called 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. Occasionally called 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. Sometimes identified as Kostey.

Kozma

The goat personified. At times, referred to as Kozma.

Kresnik

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Kupala

A sun-god, god of light. In some accounts, 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. Sometimes identified as Lada.

Lado

Husband of Lada. He and his wife Lada personified divine marriage. In some lore, occasionally known as Lado.

Laskowice

Forest spirits, guardians of animals. In some lore, occasionally known as Laskowice.

Leshachika

Wife of Leshi. In some accounts, known as Leshachika.

Leshi

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Lesni Zenka

A female woodland spirit. Sometimes referred to as Lesni Zenka, Meschamaat or Meschamaat.

Lisa Patrikeyevna

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

ludki

Benevolent dwarfs of the Serbian. Otherworld. Occasionally identified as ludki, Hungarian lutki, Hungarian lutki, krasnoludi, Polish krasnoludi, Polish krasnoludi or lutki.

Lukhavi

The Devil. Sometimes called Lukhavi.

Lyada

A war-god. On occassion, identified 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 referred to as Mertvaya Voda, Shivaya Voda or Shivaya Voda.

Mikhail Potapich

The bear personified. Also identified as Mikhail Potapich.

Mokos

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

Morana

A winter-goddess and goddess of death. At times, referred to as Morana.

Moravaya Panna

A demon of pestilence in the form of a black. Woman. In some accounts, called Moravaya Panna.

Muma Padura

A Romanian sprite living in the woods. Also commonly identified 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. Sometimes known as Myesyats.

Nari

Demons said to be the spirits of dead children. In some references, 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. Sometimes identified as Niezguiniek.

Nyja

A god of the underworld. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Nyja.

Ogon

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

Ohnivak

A fabulous fire-bird. Also commonly called 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. Also identified as Oynyena Maria, Fiery Mary, Fiery Mary, Mary the Fiery One, Mary the Fiery One, Ognyena Maria or Ognyena Maria.

Patrimpas

A river-god. Sometimes known as Patrimpas.

Peklo

The underworld. Sometimes referred to as Peklo.

Perenu

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

Peroon

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Perperuna

A rain-goddess. Also known as Perperuna.

Perusan

A Bulgarian thunder-god. Also commonly known 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. Also identified as Petya.

Podoga

A god of air. Occasionally identified as Podoga.

Porenutius

A four-headed god, an aspect of Svantevit. Son of Peroon. Sometimes identified as Porenutius, Poremitius, Poremitius, Porevit, Porevit, Porovitu or Porovitu.

Potock-Mikhailo Ivanovich

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Pripegala

In some references, identified as Pripegala.

Rai

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

Rozhanitsy

Mother and daughter, goddesses of the harvest. Also identified as Rozhanitsy.

Rugievit

A tutelary god with 7 heads. In some accounts, he was a war-god and is depicted with eight swords. Occasionally referred to 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. In some lore, occasionally identified 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. Occasionally referred to as Shivaya Voda, Mertvaya Voda or Mertvaya Voda.

Siva

A goddess of love. Sometimes 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.

sjen

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

Skritek

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

Srat

A flying demon. Known as Srat.

Stoymir

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Stribog

A wind-god and god of wealth. In some accounts, referred to as 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. Also referred to as Syen, Ovik or Ovik.

upir

A vampire. These are said to be the souls of sorcerers or of the evil dead. On occassion, called 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. In some lore, occasionally 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. Also commonly called Vassilissa, Vassilisa or Vassilisa.

Verchenyaya Zvezda

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Vesva

A goddess of spring. Also referred to as Vesva.

Vetru

Wind personified. Known as Vetru.

Vikhor

The god of whirlwinds. This being, in the form of an eagledemon, is said to cause violent winds when he flies. In some references, 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. Also commonly called Vjedogonja, Zduh, Zduh, Zduhacz, Zduhacz, Zduh(acz or Zduh(acz.

Vjeshitza

An ogrish succubus. Also commonly referred to as Vjeshitza.

Vlasta

A warrior-maid, leader of the Amazons. Sometimes identified 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 known as Vodnik, Russian Vodyanik or Russian Vodyanik.

Vodnipanny

A water-nymph. Sometimes called Vodnipanny, Bile-panny, Bile-panny or Vodni-panny.

Volos

A wolf-headed god of domestic. Animals and the underworld. Occasionally 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).

Vozdushnui

A storm-spirit. A type of Karliki. In some accounts, known as Vozdushnui.

Wenceslas

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Yarilo

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

Yesda

A thunder-god. On occassion, called Yesda.

Zarya

A lake-priestess. At times, called Zarya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zorya, Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zoroya Verchernyaya or Zoroya.

Ziva

A goddess of life. On occassion, known as Ziva, Siva, Siva, Shiva, Polish Zywie or Polish Zywie.

Zluidni

Malevolent fairies. On occassion, referred to as Zluidni.

Zmei Goruinich

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

Zmek

A guardian spirit. This being is said to take the form of a snake. Also 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. Sometimes referred to as 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. Known as Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zarya, Zarya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zoroya, Zoroya, Zarya or Zorya.

Zosim

A bee-god and god of mead. Occasionally called Zosim.

Zuttibur

A forest-spirit. In some references, identified as Zuttibur.

Zvezda Dennitsa

The morning star. Daughter of Dabog. Sister of Verchernyaya Zvezda. Wife of Meness, some say. Called Zvezda Dennitsa, Dennitsa or Dennitsa.
Slavic Mythology