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. Also commonly called Belbogh.

Bog

A generic name for God. Sometimes 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. Also 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. Sometimes referred to as Chalkydri.

Chernobog

The force of evil opposing Bylebog. In some references, 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. Sometimes referred to as Chors, Chros, Chros, Khurs, Khurs, Chers, Chers, Khors or Khors.

Dabog

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Dilwica

A Serbian goddess of the chase. Occasionally known 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. Sometimes known as divitsa, div, div, deev, deve, div or div.

djin

A giant. Also called djin.

Dogoda

God of the west wind. Sometimes referred to as Dogoda.

Dugnai

A household spirit that causes dough to rise. Also 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 lore, occasionally known as Dvorovoi.

Dzewana

A moon goddess. At times, identified as Dzewana, Greek Artemis, Greek Artemis, Aritimi, Aspalis, Bast, Bendis, Delia, Diana or Garbh Ogh.

Erisvorsh

The god of tempests. Also known as Erisvorsh.

Gore

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Jessis

An early deity. 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. Also 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. Called Kostey.

Kozma

The goat personified. On occassion, referred to 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. Sometimes referred to as Kupalnitsa.

Lada

Wife of Lado. She and her husband Lado personified divine marriage. At times, identified as Lada.

Lado

Husband of Lada. He and his wife Lada personified divine marriage. Also referred to as Lado.

Laskowice

Forest spirits, guardians of animals. Sometimes known as Laskowice.

Leshachika

Wife of Leshi. On occassion, known as Leshachika.

Leshi

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Lesni Zenka

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

Lisa Patrikeyevna

The vixen personified, in Slav myths. At times, referred to as Lisa Patrikeyevna.

ludki

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

Lukhavi

The Devil. In some references, referred to as Lukhavi.

Lyada

A war-god. Occasionally 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. On occassion, known 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. In some lore, occasionally known as Mokos, Makosh, Makosh, Mokosh, Mokosh, Mokosi or Mokosi.

Morana

A winter-goddess and goddess of death. Also commonly known 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. 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. Occasionally called Myesyats.

Nari

Demons said to be the spirits of dead children. In some lore, occasionally known 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.

navky

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Niezguiniek

A ploughman with a magic horse which can leap into the heavens. At times, called Niezguiniek.

Nyja

A god of the underworld. Also commonly called Nyja.

Ogon

Fire personified. In some references, called Ogon, Agoni, Agoni, Ogoni, Ogoni, Hindu Agni or Hindu Agni.

Ohnivak

A fabulous fire-bird. Occasionally 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. Occasionally 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. Also called Patrimpas.

Peklo

The underworld. Also known as Peklo.

Perenu

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

Peroon

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Perperuna

A rain-goddess. Sometimes referred to as Perperuna.

Perusan

A Bulgarian thunder-god. Occasionally 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.

Petya

The cockerel personified, in Slav myths. At times, identified as Petya.

Podoga

A god of air. Known 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

On occassion, identified as Pripegala.

Rai

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

Rozhanitsy

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

Rugievit

A tutelary god with 7 heads. In some accounts, he was a war-god and is depicted with eight swords. Identified 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. Also 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. Known 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. On occassion, known as sjen, sjenovik or sjenovik.

Skritek

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

Srat

A flying demon. Also commonly called Srat.

Stoymir

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Stribog

A wind-god and god of wealth. At times, known 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. Sometimes called Syen, Ovik or Ovik.

upir

A vampire. These are said to be the souls of sorcerers or of the evil dead. In some lore, occasionally identified 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. Also referred to as 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. Occasionally called Vassilissa, Vassilisa or Vassilisa.

Verchenyaya Zvezda

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Vesva

A goddess of spring. In some accounts, referred to as Vesva.

Vetru

Wind personified. Also commonly identified 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 lore, occasionally identified 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, identified as Vjedogonja, Zduh, Zduh, Zduhacz, Zduhacz, Zduh(acz or Zduh(acz.

Vjeshitza

An ogrish succubus. Occasionally referred to as Vjeshitza.

Vlasta

A warrior-maid, leader of the Amazons. In some references, 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. On occassion, called Vodnik, Russian Vodyanik or Russian Vodyanik.

Vodnipanny

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

Volos

A wolf-headed god of domestic. Animals and the underworld. In some references, 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. Also commonly referred to as Vozdushnui.

Wenceslas

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Yarilo

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

Yesda

A thunder-god. In some accounts, known as Yesda.

Zarya

A lake-priestess. Also identified as Zarya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zorya, Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zoroya Verchernyaya or Zoroya.

Ziva

A goddess of life. At times, called Ziva, Siva, Siva, Shiva, Polish Zywie or Polish Zywie.

Zluidni

Malevolent fairies. In some accounts, referred to as Zluidni.

Zmei Goruinich

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

Zmek

A guardian spirit. This being is said to take the form of a snake. Sometimes 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. Occasionally 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. On occassion, called Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zarya, Zarya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zoroya, Zoroya, Zarya or Zorya.

Zosim

A bee-god and god of mead. Also commonly referred to as Zosim.

Zuttibur

A forest-spirit. Sometimes referred to as Zuttibur.

Zvezda Dennitsa

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