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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 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.
ChalkydriFlying demons. These huge purple beasts are said to have the head of a crocodile and, some say, twelve wings. Sometimes referred to as Chalkydri.
ChernobogThe 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.
ChorsA Balkan sun-god. Sometimes referred to as Chors, Chros, Chros, Khurs, Khurs, Chers, Chers, Khors or Khors.
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DilwicaA 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.
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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. In some lore, occasionally known as Dvorovoi.
DzewanaA moon goddess. At times, identified as Dzewana, Greek Artemis, Greek Artemis, Aritimi, Aspalis, Bast, Bendis, Delia, Diana or Garbh Ogh.
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JessisAn early deity. Known as 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. Also called 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. Called Kostey.
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LadaWife of Lado. She and her husband Lado personified divine marriage. At times, identified as Lada.
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ludkiBenevolent dwarfs of the Serbian. Otherworld. Occasionally known 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. On occassion, known as Mertvaya Voda, Shivaya Voda or Shivaya Voda.
MokosA 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.
Moravaya PannaA demon of pestilence in the form of a black. Woman. In some accounts, called Moravaya Panna.
MyesyatsWife of Dabog. Mother of the 2 Zorya girls. In some accounts, Myesyats is male and his wife is Verchenyaya Zvezda. Occasionally called Myesyats.
NariDemons 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.
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NiezguiniekA ploughman with a magic horse which can leap into the heavens. At times, called Niezguiniek.
OgonFire personified. In some references, 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. Occasionally 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. Sometimes identified as Perenu, Norse Thor, Norse Thor, Dietrich, Donar, Horagalles or Thunor.
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PerusanA 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.
PorenutiusA four-headed god, an aspect of Svantevit. Son of Peroon. Sometimes identified as Porenutius, Poremitius, Poremitius, Porevit, Porevit, Porovitu or Porovitu.
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RaiThe 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.
RugievitA 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.
Shivaya VodaWater 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.
SivaA 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.
sjenThe 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.
SkritekA 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).
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SyenGuardian spirits of the household. These spirits can enter the body of a man or an animal. Sometimes called Syen, Ovik or Ovik.
upirA 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.
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. In some lore, occasionally identified as 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. In some accounts, identified 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. On occassion, called Vodnik, Russian Vodyanik or Russian Vodyanik.
VolosA 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).
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ZaryaA lake-priestess. Also identified as Zarya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zorya, Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zoroya Verchernyaya or Zoroya.
Zmei GoruinichA winter-demon. This being, said to capture maidens, is envisaged as a snake with many heads. On occassion, known as Zmei Goruinich.
ZmekA 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 UtrennyayaA 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 VerchernyayaA 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.