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Svantevid – the bearer of light

Svantevid or young Vid was the youngest, the most beautiful and the best of all Svarozici, the sons of Svarog. While the other gods had the same flaws as humans, Svantevid remained righteous in nature and pure as the sun. The strong and handsome young man was the dearest son...

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Morana - Slavic goddess of winter, death and misfortune in love

In Slavic mythology, the name Morana is related to the pre-Indian word “mara” which means to die by force. As the goddess of winter, Morana was never popular among the Old Slavs, which is understandable considering the long and dark winters they used to experience. The arrival of Morana was...

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Crnobog – god of darkness, evil and misfortune

The Black God, as his very name says, is the black god of the Slavs - god of the night, chaos and evil. Slavs believed that all evil originated from this god, so he, of all other gods, was the least favorably disposed towards men. Misfortune could befall the Slavs...

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The beginning of time (as we know it)

People in many ways retell the story of creation of the world. The old Croats imagined that at first there was nothing but God. He slept profoundly for many thousands of years. When the time came for God to wake up, every look he took became a flash of light...

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SVAROG – the Supreme God

SVAROG – the Supreme God

Many gods were the object of their worship but, according to ancient stories and tales, it is believed that the Croats considered one God as the greatest and the mightiest of all, the creator of heaven and earth, the embodiment of honor and justice who created the world and the...

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Croatian gods – The eternal battle between the good and the evil

Before the Croats accepted Christianity, they worshiped their own deities and had their own customs like all other European nations. Throughout history, Croatian mythology has never been processed and only the contents of the oral tradition were known. Since the Croats converted to Christianity soon after arriving on the Adriatic,...

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Krapina

Krapina

If visiting historical places gives you a sense of satisfaction, you might want to visit the city of Krapina. Travelling is a great way to know more about different places, and in places like Krapina, travelling never gets boring. The city is located in northern Croatia and every street in...

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