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                                   SLAVIC PANTHEON

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                                         SLAVIC PANTHEON

 

Slavic Pantheon, Slavenski Panteon ( Razdvojba), Slovansky Panteon-Rozcestník, Slovansky Panteón, Словенски Пантеон, Славянский Пантеон

 

 

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Slavic gods, Slavenski bogovi, Боги славян, Славянски божества,  Bůstwa suowjańske, Славянски божества,Славянски богове, Slovanští bohové, Словенски богови, Bóstwa słowiańskie, Slovanskí bohovia.

 

BELOBOG -  Belbog, Bialbog, Byelobog, Bielobog, Belun, Bylun, Белобог, Bjelobog, Belboh, Belibog, Белъбогъ, Белобог, Бялбог (all names meaning: White God) is a reconstructed Slavic deity of light and Sun, the counterpart of dark and cursed Czernobog (Black God),Чернобог.

It is uncertain whether such a deity was ever worshipped by pagan Slavs, as there are no reliable historic records which mention this name. While in the past a great deal of scholars studying Slavic mythology took the dualism of Belobog and Czernobog for granted, modern research of the matter makes this theory very hard to maintain.

Belbog

 

 

 

 

 

   BERSTUK is the evil god of the forest in Wendish mythology.

 

 

 

  BORUTA (also called Leśny or Lešny) was a demon in the Slavic mythology. In ancient Slavic, boruta meant pine tree: according to the folklore, the god dwelled indeed in this kind of trees.

He was the lord of the woods and hunting like the god Borevit, of which he probably represents a local version, or negative incarnation, subsequent to the introduction of Christianity in the Slavic peoples. he was portrayed as an imposing figure, with horns over the head, surrounded by packs of wolves and bears.

 

 

 

  CHERNOBOG Чернобог,Чърнбог, Черноглав, Czarnobóg, Czernobuh, (Злита Бога) (also spelled Crnobog, Czernobóg, Černobog or Zernebog, Чернобог, Černobog, Zernebogh, Zlebog, Crnobog, Crni bog each name meaning "black god") is a mysterious Slavic deity about whom much has been speculated but little can be said definitively. The only sources, which are Christian ones, interpret him as a dark and cursed god, but it is questionable how important he really was to ancient Slavs. The name is attested only among West Slavic tribes of the 12th century, hence it is speculated that he was not a very important or very old deity.

The only historic source on Slavic mythology mentioning this god is the 12th-century Chronica Slavorum, a work written by German priest Helmold which describes customs and beliefs of several Wendish and Polabian tribes who were at that time still resisting the growing pressure of Christianization.

 

 

  

 

   DAŽBOG - Dazhbog, Dazbog, Dazhdbog, Dabog, Dajbog, Dadzbóg, Dadźbóg, Дажбог, Даждьбог, Даждбог, Дажбог, Дайбог, Дабог, Дајбог, Dabog was one of major gods of Slavic mythology, most likely a solar deity and possibly a cultural hero. He is one of several authentic Slavic gods, mentioned by a number of medieval manuscripts, and one of the few Slavic gods for which evidence of worship can be found in all Slavic nations.

                                                                           Dazhbog

 

 

 

 

FLINS is the god of death in Wendish mythology.Flins

 

There is also a large stone near Szprotawa in Poland, referred to as the Flins, albeit its connection with any worship of Flins is largely conjectural. Nonetheless, the Flins, both the stone and the god, form one of the subjects of research of the local historical museum, Muzeum Ziemi Szprotawskiej.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HORS or Hurs, Хорс, Хърс, Хърсой, Хръс, Хорс, Chors (from a Scythian Khursun is the Slavic god of the winter sun. The only authentic ancient sources to mention it are the Russian Primary Chronicle and the Tale of Igor's Campaign. Hors represents the old sun which, in Slavic mythology, becomes smaller as the days become shorter in the Northern Hemisphere, and dies on Korochun, the winter solstice. It is said to be defeated by the dark and evil powers of Chernobog. On December 23rd Hors is resurrected and becomes the new sun, Koleda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IPABOG Ипабог (Slavic-Wendish) Probably god of the hunt. Depicted as a small figure with a huge head, with a long, straight beard, prominent cheekbones. He wears a round helmet with two horns and a formless gown which reaches down to the knees and is hung with hunting implements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JARILO Ярило Ярила, Ярила, Jarilo, Jaro, Jarowit, Яра, Яро, Ярыла, Јарило, Jaryło, Jura, Juraj, Đorđe), alternatively Yarilo, Iarilo, Jarovit or Gerovit, was a major male Proto-Slavic deity of vegetation, fertility and spring, also associated with war and harvest.

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JUTHRBOG - In Wendish mythology Juthrbog is the god of the moon.

 

 

 

 

KAREWIT Karevít- In Wendish mythology Karewit is the protector of the ancient town of Charenza (Korenica) on iceland Rugia, (Rujan) (Rügen). Depicted alone, his naked statue has a head with two faces, an oxen's head on his chest and a rooster's head on his belly. Depicted together with Rugiewit, he has six heads, four male and two female ones. His chest sports a lion’s head.

 

 

 

 

 

KRSNIK is a Slavic fire god, or a Slovenian shaman whose spirit wanders from the body in the form of an animal.

 

 

 

 

MAROWIT - In Wendish mythology Marowit is the god of nightmares.

 

 

 

PEKLENC - Pekelnyboh, Pekelnypan, Pekelnik, Lokton was a chthonic deity of the Slavic mythology. He was the lord of the underground and a divine judge.

 

 

 

 

PERUN - Перун, Пярун, Parom, Perún

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In Slavic mythology Perun is the highest god of the pantheon and the god of thunder and lightning. His other attributes were the fire, mountains, the oak, iris, eagle, firmament (in Indo-European languages this was joined with the notion of the sky of stone), horses and carts, weapons (the hammer axe and arrow) and war. He was first associated with weapons made of stone and later with those of metal.

 

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Gromoviti znaci or thunder marks such as these are ancient symbols of Perun, which are often engraved upon roof beams of village houses, particularly in Eastern Slavic populations, to protect them from lightning bolts. It is conjectured their circular shape symbolises ball lightning.

 

 

 

PODAGA - Подага in Wendish mythology Podaga is the weather god and the god of fishing, hunting and farming.

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POREWIT Поревит, Borevit, Borewit, Prove) was the god of the woods in the Slavic mythology. He is akin to the Greek Pan and the Roman Faunus and Silvanus.

The etimology of the name Borevit has been related to the Slavic terms barč (beehive) and bartnik (bee-master), a figure who, in some people, had functions similar to those of a shaman. According to Czesław Białczyński, Borevit's sister and wife was Leša, also known as Borana.

 

 

 

 

 

PORENUT - Поренут Porenut Porenutius was one of the Slavic deities worshipped by the Rani in the ancient town of Charenza on Rugia. In a wooden temple a wooden statue of four-faced Porenut was held (with the fifth face placed on his chest). Other deities worshipped in Charenza include Porewit and Rugiewit.

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PORVATA Порвата In Polish mythology, Porvata is the god of the woods; he has no idol or image; and is manifest throughout the primeval forest.

 

 

 

 

 

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RADEGAST Радигост, Радегаст, Радогост, Радгост, Radigost, Radhost, Radhošť, Redigast, is a hypothetical West Slavic god of hospitality, fertility, and crops, associated with war and Sun. It is, however, questionable whether such a deity was in truth worshiped by pagan Slavs.

 

 

 

 

ROD - Род, Рід, Рожай, Радай sometimes referred to simply as god (Div, Diy; in the Veda Slovena Diy or Dia, Див, Дий), is probably the most ancient deity in the Slavic pantheon. The Slavic word rod has several meanings, including kin, tribe, and giving birth.

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His divine consort is known as Rodzanica or Rodenica, co-creator of the universe.

 

 

RUGIEWIT – Rugiwit, Руевит Руджевит, Ругьевит, Руе, Рую, Rujewit, Ругевит, Рујевит, Руђевид, Ругевит is a Slavic deity. In a questionable interpreatation he is seen as a local personification of the all-Slavic god of war Perun worshipped in all areas where the Slavic mythology was present.

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In Wendish mythology the god Rugiewit is the protector of the isle of Rügen (Rujan). The god Karewit assists Rugiewit in this role. Rugiewit's name means Lord of Rügen. He supposedly has seven heads and seven swords in his belt and the eighth sword in his hand.

 

 

 

 

SIEBOG - In Slavic mythology Siebog is the god of love and marriage. He is consort to the goddess of love and marriage Sieba.

 

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SILINIEZ is a pagan wood-god from Polish mythology for whom moss was sacred; his altar fire was kept burning only with moss.

 

                                                               

SEMARGLСимаргал, Симаргл, Семаргл, Симург, Simargl, Semargl, Симаргл, Сімаргл, Simargł, Siemargł, Semurgl, Semargl, Simargl, Semargl-Pereplut is a mythical creature in Slavic mythology. In the Book of Veles he is the father of Skif - the founder of Skifia (Scythia). It is often portrayed as a large dog with wings.

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It is the equivalent of Simurgh in Persian mythology who is also represented like a griffin with a dog body.

 

 

 

SORROWFUL God in Polish mythology is depicted in pre-history sculpture sitting with his head in his hand, peaceful and contemplative. He is representative of the mature elder year god, unmasked, with the wisdom of a sage.

 

 

 

 

STRIBOG - Stribor, Стриба бога, Стрибо Strzybóg, Stribog Стри́бог, Стрибогъ, Стрибог, Стрибо, Стриба, Стривер, Stribozh, Strzybog in the Slavic pantheon, is the god and spirit of the winds, sky and air; he is said to be the ancestor (grandfather) of the winds of the eight directions.

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SUDZ is a Polish god of destiny and glory. Those born at the time when he strews gold in his palace are destined to be wealthy. When he scatters earthen clods, those born are destined for poverty.

 

 

 

SVAROG Svarog, Swaróg, Сварог, Schwayxtix, Swaróg in Slavic mythology, is the Slavic sun god and spirit of fire; his name means bright and clear. The name may be related to Sanskrit Svarga and Persian xwar (pron. Chvar) both meaning the same thing, indicating Indo-European etymological relation. So sacred was the fire that it was forbidden to shout or swear at it while it was being lit. Folklore portrays him as a fire serpent, a winged dragon that breathes fire. According to some interpretations the fire-god Svarožič (latinized Zuarasici) was the son of Svarog.

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In neo-paganist religions, Svarog is often the supreme god-creator and the central part of the (holy) trinity Triglav. He completed the creation of the world by giving it Prav.

Svarog is associated in Christianity with Saints Cosmas and Damian, and Saint Michael the Archangel. His animals are a golden horned ox, a boar, a horse, and a falcon named Varagna.

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SVETOVID Sventevith, Suvid, Svantevit, Svantovit, Svantovít, Swantovít, Sventovit, Zvantevith, Świętowit, Światowid, Sutvid, Vid. and, incorrectly, Światowit, is the Slavic deity of war, fertility and abundance, sometimes referred to as Beli (or Byali) Vid, Beli = white, bright, shining – as in a Serbian folklore poem.

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TAWALS - In pre-Christian Polish mythology, Tawals is a blessing-bringing god of the meadows and fields.

 

 

 

TRIGLAV - Триглав, Trzyglow, Trihlav, Trygław, Триглав, Triglau, ('three headed') also sometimes called troglav is a god or complex of gods in Slavic mythology, similar in nature to the Trinity in Christianity or Trimurti in Hinduism.

                                                                                             

 

Often, he is considered to be the same deity as Troyan.


Triglav is a unity of three gods. The exact members of the triad vary by place and time. An early variation included Svarog, Perun, and Dajbog. Later, Dajbog was replaced by Svetovid or Veles. Triglav is usually described as a fusion of these gods. More rarely he is said to be their son. It may also be a unity of lesser gods (Lesser Triglav).

 

 

 

 

 


VELES  - Велес, Волос, Влас, Volos, Voloh Weles, Wołos, Velesъ, Volosъ, Велесъ, Βλασιος, Волосъ (listed as a Christian saint in Old Russian texts) is a major Slavic god of earth, waters and the underworld, associated with dragons, cattle, magic, musicians, wealth and trickery. He is also the opponent of thunder-god Perun, and the battle between two of them constitutes one of the most important myths of Slavic mythology.

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 No direct accounts survive, but reconstructions speculate that he may directly continue aspects of the Proto-Indo-European pantheon and that he may have been imagined as (at least partially) serpentine, with horns (of a bull, ram or some other domesticated herbivore), and a long beard.

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ZIRNITRA - In Wendish mythologyZirnitra, or Zir, is a black Slavic dragon and the god of sorcery. The image of Zirnitra was employed on a Wendish flag when the Wends fought the invading Saxons. Zirnitra literally means magically empowered. Rosvodiz is a byname of Zirnitra.