It also compares many different creatures and beings of Slavic myths, who are often mistaken for their counterparts, simply because of a mispronunciation. 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, gods are arranged as a hierarchy of powers begotten by the supreme God of the universe, Rod, known as Deivos in the earliest Slavic religion. Slavs are usually subdivided into East Slavs (Russians, Ukrainians, and Belorussians), West Slavs (Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, and Lusatians [Sorbs]), and South Slavs (Bosnians, Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Macedonians, and Bulgars).. In this volume of The Slavic Way series, creatures, beings and spirits of Slavic mythology are presented and described. The Slavic people originated in north-eastern Europe, around the Baltic coast. The Slavic Way series book 4 – Creatures of Slavic Myth This book is a collection that describes different creatures and spirits of Slavic myths and legends. Before the spread of Christianity, the Slavic peoples of Central and Eastern Europe held fascinating beliefs that gave rise to a vibrant array of mythical deities, spirits and monsters. These creatures were described in stories that were orally passed down … They spit fire, have terrible roar and have evil look on their faces. Created from serpent that lived up to 100 years or eaten another one. A Mythological creature also referred to as legendary creature and mythical creature is a fictional, supernatural and imaginary animal or hybrid being also associated sometimes with being part human. Demonic creatures which were part of the Slavic mythology were not considered to be too intimidating enemy, so they were left to exist and, in some cultures, even today, present part of the national folklore. The Slavic dragon is found all over eastern Europe. The ex-Soviet states in Europe are also of Slavic descent, however, only western Russia is Slavic. The religion possesses many common traits with other religions descended from the Proto-Indo-European religion. In this volume of The Slavic Way series, creatures, beings and spirits of Slavic mythology are presented and described. Slavic Creation Myth - For example the oldest Slavic traditions say that in the beginning there was nothing, there is old-dark, dark sea and sky, the only existing thing created by Rod was World-egg in which rested Svarog, the divine creator. C) The content is more so a high level explanation than it is a in depth expose of creatures of Slavic myth / lore. The Slavic mythology is full of deities, spirits, demons and alluring creatures. Pages in category "Slavic legendary creatures" The following 70 pages are in this category, out of 70 total.
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Here is list of (almost) all Slavic mythical creatures Azhdaya is demonic version of Zmay (Zmey, Dragon). Read "Creatures of Slavic Myth" by Dmitriy Kushnir available from Rakuten Kobo. Poland, ex-Yugoslavian states, the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Slovakia are all Slavic nations.
The strzyga is a demon related to a vampire in Slavic mythology, although it has a particular association with Polish folklore.It is a creature born from human parents, but has two hearts, two souls, and—most creepily—two sets of teeth, with the second set barely visible. If you ever wondered about the noises you may hear around your home, about why sometimes you wake up in cold sweat, or about the visions you may see or noises you may hear around the forest; this book is an essential read for you. If you visit any of the Slavic countries, you should be weary, you never know what is lurking behind the corner. Slavic religion, beliefs and practices of the ancient Slavic peoples of eastern Europe. Slavic mythology is the mythological aspect of the polytheistic religion that was practised by the Slavs before Christianization.
Usually in stories they have odd number of heads, rarely two. It is not our intention to scare you and make you look under your bed before sleep, but you should be aware of these. Unlike Greek or Egyptian mythology, there are no first-hand records for the study of Slavic mythology. Fighting old Slavic religion, the main goal of the Church was elimination of the pagan deities.