The east slavic languages constitute one of three regional subgroups of slavic languages, currently spoken in eastern europe it is the group with the largest numbers of the east slavic languages descend from a common predecessor, the language of the medieval kievan rus' (9th to 13th centuries. Slavic mythology & goddesses akkan (northern europe) the akkan are a quadrinity of saami goddesses who oversee conception, birth and dennitsa (zvezda dennitsa) the slavonic goddess of the morning star her sister vechernyaya is the evening star together they help dorya, the dawn. Here is list of (almost) all slavic mythical creatures azhdaya is demonic version of zmay (zmey, dragon) created from serpent that lived up to 100 years or eaten another one usually in stories they have odd number of heads, rarely two they spit fire, have terrible roar and have evil look on their faces. Reconstruction of original slavic myths is thus true detective work, requiring a considerable knowledge of various scientific disciplines such as book: slavic mythology wikipedia books are collections of articles that can be downloaded or ordered in print slavic and east european folklore association. From memory, some specific slavic/eastern european monsters/legends we have used include the below (art is from the game) we also have tapped into nordic, celtic, greek, middle eastern, japanese, chinese, and north and south american mythologies among others.
Deities of slavic religion, arranged in cosmological and functional groups, are inherited through mythology and folklore both in the earliest slavic religion and in modern slavic native faith's theology and cosmology. Posts about slavic mythology written by sm the second slavic god to be featured in this series of posts is svarog, another great figure who was revered to the slavs as the great god of blacksmithing, law and fire, similar to that of hephaestus of the greek pantheon. The blud were a type of fairy in slavic mythology unlike some other fairies, these fairies were evil and would cause disorientation (as in the illustration on the right) they would purposely lead travelers around, causing them to lose their way not surprisingly, they were feared, mostly by travelers. Slavic myths were cyclical, repeating every year over a series of festivities that followed changes of the name of svarog is found in a few east slavic manuscripts, where it is usually equated with the the lowest level of development of slavic mythology includes various groups of home or nature.
Slavic mythology has never drawn much attention for some reason, probably because there are not many existing written records, since slavic paganism was also, if any of you are interested, i am also one of the mods for easteuropeftw, a blog dedicated to the history of eastern europe, which of course. Slavic mythology is the mythological aspect of the polytheistic religion that was practised by the slavs before christianisation unlike ancient greek, indian (hindu), chinese or egyptian mythology, there are no first-hand records for the study of slavic mythology. Reconstruction of original slavic myths is thus a true detective work, requiring a considerable knowledge of various scientific disciplines such as semiotics, linguistics, philology, comparative mythology and ethnology folklore accounts must be analysed on level of structure. The slavs are the least documented group among the so called barbarian enemies of rome during late antiquity, so there is no scholarly consensus regarding their origin authors who wrote about the slavs do not agree: some say the slavs were nomads, and others claim they lived in permanent.
Slavic mythology has two key differences from the well-known greek and roman mythologies first, many of the spirits are still part of common when the christian missionaries first came to russia, they attempted to dissuade the slavs from pagan worship in the east, missionaries taught that perun was. 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 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. Hors (ancient slavic: хърсъ) is east slavic deity of uncertain functions, probably a sun god his wooden idol was situated on the top of a hill in kiev, next in ancient slavic mythology, jarilo is the god of spring vegetation and fertility, but sometimes even associated with war he is thought to be an. Slavic mythology - which is almost a internet celebrity when it comes to his images of slavic history with motives of our mythology his images will definitely inspire you and motivate you to explore the ancient religion and myths of slavic people because after viewing these images you will feel a need.
Pictures of slavic mythology & nature i didn't used any photos. Slavic mythology historical phases and features indo-european origins and other influences linda j ivanits reconstructed a basic calendar of the celebrations of the most important slavic gods among east slavs , based on boris rybakov 's studies on ancient agricultural calendars, especially a. Unlike some creatures of ancient slavic demonology, like vampires and strigoi, which went on to earn a good deal of worldwide notoriety and even became part of popular culture, slavic mythology remains to a large extent a terra incognita but the awe-inspiring names of perun, veles, svantevit, and.
Slavic mythology has two key differences from the well-known greek and roman mythologies first, many of the spirits are still part of common images in the east, missionaries taught that perun was the prophet elijah and made him a patron saint western missionaries replaced perun with st michael. Bylina - east slavic epic songs embellished with fantastic elements and characters typically set in medieval kievan rus' or novgorod vila - west and south slavic folklore equivalent to the east slavic rusalka lovely female mythical creature, but often with legs of an animal. Slavic mythology and slavic religion evolved over more than 5,000 years it is conjectured that some parts of it are from neolithic or possibly even mesolithic times also very interesting are the passages in the east slavic epic the tale of igor's campaign referring to veles, dazhbog, and hors. Slavic religion: slavic religion, beliefs and practices of the ancient slavic peoples of eastern europe slavs are usually subdivided into east slavs in antiquity the slavs were perhaps the largest branch of the indo-european family of peoples the very late date at which they came into the light of.
Slavic mythology and slavic religion evolved over more than 3,000 years it is conjectured that some parts of it are from neolithic or possibly even mesolithic times the name of svarog is found only in east slavic manuscripts, where it is usually equated with the greek smith god hephaestus. Slavic mythology from godchecker - the legendary mythology encyclopedia your guide to the slavic gods, spirits, demons and legendary monsters our unique mythology dictionary includes original articles, pictures, facts and information from slavic mythology: the myths and gods of russia and.