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World Religions
Historical Facts about the Baptism of Poland

Introduction of Christianity, painting by Jan Matejko from 1889. Mieszko I is on the right leaning against the cross with the sword in his hand; on th

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Mythology
Prilwitz Idols

The Prilwitz idols are figurines allegedly found in the 1760s in the German village of Prilwitz (today part of Hohenzieritz) near the lake Tollen-See, in Mecklemburg. The figurines were originally described as artefacts coming from a pagan shrine in Re…

Mythology
5 Most Popular Tales From Slavic Mythology

Unfortunately, Slavic mythology originated in the days when writing was not a norm, and because of this it has never been recorded officially by Slavs but rather by Christian Chroniclers. Lucky for us it is possible to restore some of the ancient legen…

Mythology
Polish Vampires: Bloody Truth behind Dark Myth

Typical of Slavic folklore, vampires and upiórs made their way into the popular culture and iconography of Polish Romanticism. The art-work is from th

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Slavic Mythology
Slavs Are Us (?)

Świętowit, the pagan Slavic god photo: Andrzej Sidor / Forum

Slavs, meaning who?

At a first glance everything seems neat and simple. At the turn of the 6th and 7th centuries AD, the Slavs set off from their primordial abode, considered to b…

Mythology
What Is Known About Slavic Mythology

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…