Russian Mythology: Myths and Fairy Tale Art by Howard David Johnson

Russian Mythology: Myths and Fairy Tale Art by Howard David Johnson

Alkonost Bird. Bird of Sorrows. Character of Russian mythology.

Alkonost Bird. Bird of Sorrows. Character of Russian mythology.

The list of Slavic Mythology gods and creatures...

The list of Slavic Mythology gods and creatures...

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EASTERN EUROPEAN/BALTIC MYTHOLOGY MEME > slavic gods and goddesses [3/9]: chernobog  Chernobog is a Slavic deity, whose name means “black god”, about whom much has been speculated but little can be said definitively. The only historical sources, which are Christian ones, interpret him as a dark, accursed god, but it is questionable how important or malicious he was really considered to be by ancient Slavs. He is the counterpart of Belobog, the “light god”.

EASTERN EUROPEAN/BALTIC MYTHOLOGY MEME > slavic gods and goddesses [3/9]: chernobog Chernobog is a Slavic deity, whose name means “black god”, about whom much has been speculated but little can be said definitively. The only historical sources, which are Christian ones, interpret him as a dark, accursed god, but it is questionable how important or malicious he was really considered to be by ancient Slavs. He is the counterpart of Belobog, the “light god”.

Gamayun, one of three prophetic birds of Russian folklore, alongside Alkonost and Sirin (painting by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897).

Gamayun, one of three prophetic birds of Russian folklore, alongside Alkonost and Sirin (painting by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897).

The Bolotnik in Slavic mythology is usually portrayed as a man or as an elderly man who is covered with dirt, algae and fish scales. In some legends he is said to have long arms and a tail. He would appear to people as a full-bellied, naked man with frog-like arms and buggy eyes. He does not tolerate loud noises so it is always a good practice to stay dead silent when passing through marshes. Artworkt: LynxMB

The Bolotnik in Slavic mythology is usually portrayed as a man or as an elderly man who is covered with dirt, algae and fish scales. In some legends he is said to have long arms and a tail. He would appear to people as a full-bellied, naked man with frog-like arms and buggy eyes. He does not tolerate loud noises so it is always a good practice to stay dead silent when passing through marshes. Artworkt: LynxMB

vaesna: “ “ Slavic mythological figures [8/?] ↳ Lada ” A goddess from Slavic folklore, LADA  was worshipped throughout Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and other areas of Eastern Europe. She...

vaesna: “ “ Slavic mythological figures [8/?] ↳ Lada ” A goddess from Slavic folklore, LADA was worshipped throughout Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and other areas of Eastern Europe. She...

Baba yaga: In Russian folklore there are many stories of Baba Yaga, the fearsome witch with iron teeth. Whenever she appears on the scene, a wild wind begins to blow, the trees around creak and groan and leaves whirl through the air. Shrieking and wailing, a host of spirits often accompany her on her way ...

Baba yaga: In Russian folklore there are many stories of Baba Yaga, the fearsome witch with iron teeth. Whenever she appears on the scene, a wild wind begins to blow, the trees around creak and groan and leaves whirl through the air. Shrieking and wailing, a host of spirits often accompany her on her way ...

Sirin – the half-woman, half-bird creature emerging from Russian mythology, which in all its many forms most closely approximates the figure of the Muse or Inspiration, soothing, gentle and incredibly lyrical. In an enigmatic etching, "The Eternal Game," the Sirin appears in a vision before a woman playing a game of chess; following a mystical strain, the etching seems to suggest that the Sirin is the woman’s alter ego and that the game she is really playing is a game of identity.

Sirin – the half-woman, half-bird creature emerging from Russian mythology, which in all its many forms most closely approximates the figure of the Muse or Inspiration, soothing, gentle and incredibly lyrical. In an enigmatic etching, "The Eternal Game," the Sirin appears in a vision before a woman playing a game of chess; following a mystical strain, the etching seems to suggest that the Sirin is the woman’s alter ego and that the game she is really playing is a game of identity.

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