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 known as Belbogh.

Bog

A generic name for God. Also commonly 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. In some lore, occasionally 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.

Chalkydri

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

Chernobog

The force of evil opposing Bylebog. Sometimes 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. Occasionally called Chors, Chros, Chros, Khurs, Khurs, Chers, Chers, Khors or Khors.

Dabog

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Dilwica

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

djin

A giant. Also commonly referred to as djin.

Dogoda

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

Dugnai

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

Dzewana

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

Erisvorsh

The god of tempests. In some accounts, known as Erisvorsh.

Gore

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Jessis

An early deity. Occasionally referred to 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. Occasionally known 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. In some lore, occasionally known as Kostey.

Kozma

The goat personified. On occassion, identified as Kozma.

Kresnik

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Kupala

A sun-god, god of light. Also commonly known as Kupala.

Kupalnitsa

A goddess of lakes and rivers. Known as Kupalnitsa.

Lada

Wife of Lado. She and her husband Lado personified divine marriage. In some references, known as Lada.

Lado

Husband of Lada. He and his wife Lada personified divine marriage. Also called Lado.

Laskowice

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

Leshachika

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

Leshi

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Lesni Zenka

A female woodland spirit. In some references, referred to as Lesni Zenka, Meschamaat or Meschamaat.

Lisa Patrikeyevna

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

ludki

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

Lukhavi

The Devil. At times, referred to as Lukhavi.

Lyada

A war-god. Sometimes called 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 accounts, identified as Mertvaya Voda, Shivaya Voda or Shivaya Voda.

Mikhail Potapich

The bear personified. On occassion, called 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. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Morana.

Moravaya Panna

A demon of pestilence in the form of a black. Woman. Occasionally called Moravaya Panna.

Muma Padura

A Romanian sprite living in the woods. In some references, known 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. Also commonly 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.

navky

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Niezguiniek

A ploughman with a magic horse which can leap into the heavens. Known as Niezguiniek.

Nyja

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

Ogon

Fire personified. Also identified as Ogon, Agoni, Agoni, Ogoni, Ogoni, Hindu Agni or Hindu Agni.

Ohnivak

A fabulous fire-bird. 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. 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. Sometimes called Patrimpas.

Peklo

The underworld. Also commonly known as Peklo.

Perenu

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

Peroon

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Perperuna

A rain-goddess. Occasionally known as Perperuna.

Perusan

A Bulgarian thunder-god. Also commonly identified 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. Sometimes called Petya.

Podoga

A god of air. Also identified as Podoga.

Porenutius

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

Potock-Mikhailo Ivanovich

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Pripegala

Occasionally called Pripegala.

Rai

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

Rozhanitsy

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

Rugievit

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

Siva

A goddess of love. Sometimes referred to 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. In some accounts, known 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. Sometimes called Srat.

Stoymir

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Stribog

A wind-god and god of wealth. Also identified 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 called Syen, Ovik or Ovik.

upir

A vampire. These are said to be the souls of sorcerers or of the evil dead. In some accounts, 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. At times, 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. Sometimes referred to as 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. At times, 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 called Vjedogonja, Zduh, Zduh, Zduhacz, Zduhacz, Zduh(acz or Zduh(acz.

Vjeshitza

An ogrish succubus. On occassion, known as Vjeshitza.

Vlasta

A warrior-maid, leader of the Amazons. In some lore, occasionally referred to 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 called Vodnik, Russian Vodyanik or Russian Vodyanik.

Vodnipanny

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

Volos

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

Wenceslas

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Yarilo

A sun-god and fertility-god. Also called Yarilo, Erilo or Erilo.

Yesda

A thunder-god. Sometimes called Yesda.

Zarya

A lake-priestess. On occassion, referred to as Zarya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zoroya Utrennyaya, Zorya, Zoroya Verchernyaya, Zoroya Verchernyaya or Zoroya.

Ziva

A goddess of life. In some accounts, called Ziva, Siva, Siva, Shiva, Polish Zywie or Polish Zywie.

Zluidni

Malevolent fairies. Also referred to as Zluidni.

Zmei Goruinich

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

Zmek

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

Zosim

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

Zuttibur

A forest-spirit. Sometimes called Zuttibur.

Zvezda Dennitsa

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