Re: [sig] Slavic Paganism
>In a message dated 11/20/2001 4:40:44 AM Central Standard Time,Hi,
>That's typical of ALL Slavic cultures. Echoes in Chronicles, traces of
>archeological evidence, and nothing to pull any of it together to give an
>image of Slavic paganism. I'm afraid we all have to live with no knowing.
actually, I must say you're little bit mistaken. I'm from Slovakia and IMHO this
part of our pre-christian history is quite well documented, but there are only
few sources on the Internet (and I don't know about any in english :(( ). And
also: some traditions can be found in folklore, of course little bit changed by
For example this page (it's in Slovak) It's list of gods and some mythical
p.s. excuse me for my poor english...
- Links for books and other stuff - in polish...:
Henryk Lowmianski "Religia Slowian"
http://joker.botik.ru/~board/mythology/slav.html ( in Russian)
From: Magistar_Ludi@... [mailto:Magistar_Ludi@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 11:37 AM
Subject: [sig] Re: Slavic Paganism
Slavic and/or Polish paganism is hard to find in any language.
Here is one good starting point. Ithink it links to a few others. I
have a few other slavic sites.
Garo Janusz Antonuk-Lisowski
- In a message dated 11/20/2001 2:20:03 PM Central Standard Time,
> http://joker.botik.ru/~board/mythology/slav.html ( in Russian)There's nothing new there. It's rehashing the same old scattered sources and
drawing conclusions from the comparison of what can be found in Chronicles
and 19th-20th century ethnological and folkloric evidence. Paganism was
pretty much gone by the 14h century. That would make a gap of 400-500 years
that these authors are trying to bridge without any documentation. The
theories are there, all the same, still no evidence of any facts, or any
actual classical-type pantheon of gods, of any kind of "priestly" caste...
Most of the sources quoted in the article are old, pre-dating interesting
modern archeological discoveries that do not shed any light on the question,
but rather cast more doubt on the idea of a Slavic paganism as any kind of
It was probably an agrarian cult. Probably. Not certainly.
It was possibly shamanistic in nature, at least in part. Again, only possibly.
>Personally, I haven't found anything worth my time.
There is just not enough information (as in period documents, whether written
or as archeological evidence) for us to attempt any kind of recreation of
Slavic paganism, whether West, East or South Slavic.
Predslava, getting off her soapbox, again.
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- There is a lot more sources but unfortunately they are In the libraries
in polish universities - if you know someone there who can help - you
hit the jackpot ;-)))
From: Jade [mailto:jadedusoleil@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [sig] Re: Slavic Paganism
Thankyou so much for the links...these are great! ;)
> Links for books and other stuff - in polish...:Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
> Henryk Lowmianski "Religia Slowian"