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, identified as Belbogh.

Bog

A generic name for God. Occasionally referred to as Bog, Bug or Bug.

Booyan

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Bouyan

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Bylebog

A sun-god. The force of good opposing Chernobog. Referred to 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. In some references, known as Chalkydri.

Chernobog

The force of evil opposing Bylebog. Also commonly 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 references, called Chors, Chros, Chros, Khurs, Khurs, Chers, Chers, Khors or Khors.

Dabog

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Dilwica

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

djin

A giant. In some lore, occasionally called djin.

Dogoda

God of the west wind. At times, called Dogoda.

Dugnai

A household spirit that causes dough to rise. In some lore, occasionally identified as Dugnai.

Dvorovoi

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

Dzewana

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

Erisvorsh

The god of tempests. Occasionally known as Erisvorsh.

Gore

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Jessis

An early deity. In some references, 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. Also identified 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. Also known as Kostey.

Kozma

The goat personified. Referred to as Kozma.

Kresnik

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Kupala

A sun-god, god of light. In some references, identified as Kupala.

Kupalnitsa

A goddess of lakes and rivers. On occassion, referred to as Kupalnitsa.

Lada

Wife of Lado. She and her husband Lado personified divine marriage. Known as Lada.

Lado

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

Laskowice

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

Leshachika

Wife of Leshi. In some accounts, called Leshachika.

Leshi

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Lesni Zenka

A female woodland spirit. Also commonly called Lesni Zenka, Meschamaat or Meschamaat.

Lisa Patrikeyevna

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

ludki

Benevolent dwarfs of the Serbian. Otherworld. Also commonly referred to as ludki, Hungarian lutki, Hungarian lutki, krasnoludi, Polish krasnoludi, Polish krasnoludi or lutki.

Lukhavi

The Devil. Sometimes called Lukhavi.

Lyada

A war-god. In some references, 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. In some lore, occasionally identified as Mertvaya Voda, Shivaya Voda or Shivaya Voda.

Mikhail Potapich

The bear personified. Referred to as Mikhail Potapich.

Mokos

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

Morana

A winter-goddess and goddess of death. In some accounts, known as Morana.

Moravaya Panna

A demon of pestilence in the form of a black. Woman. Sometimes known as Moravaya Panna.

Muma Padura

A Romanian sprite living in the woods. Occasionally 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 lore, occasionally known as Myesyats.

Nari

Demons said to be the spirits of dead children. At times, 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. In some accounts, referred to as Niezguiniek.

Nyja

A god of the underworld. Sometimes known as Nyja.

Ogon

Fire personified. Sometimes known as Ogon, Agoni, Agoni, Ogoni, Ogoni, Hindu Agni or Hindu Agni.

Ohnivak

A fabulous fire-bird. In some lore, occasionally identified 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 accounts, 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. Also referred to as Patrimpas.

Peklo

The underworld. At times, identified as Peklo.

Perenu

A sky-god, war-god and god of rain. In some lore, occasionally known as Perenu, Norse Thor, Norse Thor, Dietrich, Donar, Horagalles or Thunor.

Peroon

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Perperuna

A rain-goddess. In some accounts, referred to as Perperuna.

Perusan

A Bulgarian thunder-god. On occassion, 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. Also known as Petya.

Podoga

A god of air. In some lore, occasionally called Podoga.

Porenutius

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

Potock-Mikhailo Ivanovich

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Pripegala

Occasionally referred to as Pripegala.

Rai

The 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.

Rozhanitsy

Mother and daughter, goddesses of the harvest. At times, known as Rozhanitsy.

Rugievit

A tutelary god with 7 heads. In some accounts, he was a war-god and is depicted with eight swords. Also commonly 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 commonly known 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 called Shivaya Voda, Mertvaya Voda or Mertvaya Voda.

Siva

A goddess of love. At times, called 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. Occasionally identified as sjen, sjenovik or sjenovik.

Skritek

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

Srat

A flying demon. On occassion, known as Srat.

Stoymir

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Stribog

A wind-god and god of wealth. In some accounts, 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. Occasionally known as Syen, Ovik or Ovik.

upir

A vampire. These are said to be the souls of sorcerers or of the evil dead. In some references, known 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 identified 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. Also called Vassilissa, Vassilisa or Vassilisa.

Verchenyaya Zvezda

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Vesva

A goddess of spring. Also commonly known as Vesva.

Vetru

Wind personified. At times, 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. In some lore, occasionally called 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 lore, occasionally referred to as 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. In some accounts, 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. Occasionally called Vodnik, Russian Vodyanik or Russian Vodyanik.

Vodnipanny

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

Volos

A wolf-headed god of domestic. Animals and the underworld. Also identified 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 identified as Vozdushnui.

Wenceslas

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Yarilo

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

Yesda

A thunder-god. Occasionally identified as Yesda.

Zarya

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

Ziva

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

Zluidni

Malevolent fairies. Also commonly known as Zluidni.

Zmei Goruinich

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

Zmek

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

Zosim

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

Zuttibur

A forest-spirit. In some lore, occasionally called Zuttibur.

Zvezda Dennitsa

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