The number three in Slavic mythology

Triglav/Trzygłów – Slavic Three-Headed God. Source: Not only the Celtic mind is obsessed with the trinity. The Slavs also showed a special interest in the number three. In temple construction, there are triangular structures (Zuarasici), three entrance gates (Zuarasici), erected on the middle of three mountains (Triglav). The priests of Triglav and Sventovit used … Continue reading The number three in Slavic mythology

Fate and charity

A semantic connection between fate and the idea of charity can be found in the mythology of the Slavs. The Vily, a Slavic mother goddess and pagan clan goddess, who always manifests herself in threefold, brings happiness and prosperity to young people. At night they enter the homes of righteous people to do housework. They … Continue reading Fate and charity


Rodzanice predicts fate ~ Magdalena Szynkarczuk A numen that recurs in the doctrinal scriptures, ecclesiastical statutes, and confessional questions is described as Rod-Rozanica. These data show that Rod-Rozanicy: seem to personify fate (they are equated with the terms 'fatum, fortuna'); have some connection with the cult of the dead. (On Boxing Day, a church-prohibited death … Continue reading Rod-Rozanica

One-eyed giant

The concept of the cyclopes as one-eyed giants, always coming in three, uncivilized and wild, builders of wall's and of the thunderbolt of Zeus, orientated in the Semantic Colour Space. I. Michiels, red.

Cyclopes in Greek mythology

Head of a Cyclops Colosseum. First century CE. In Hesiod the Cyclopes were storm genii, as their names indicate: Brontes, thunder; Steropes, lightning; Arges, thunderbolt. As for the Hecatoncheires or Centimanes-the 'hundred-handed'-their names are sufficient to characterise them. They, too, were three in number: Cottus, the Furious; Briareus, the Vigorous; Gyges, the Big-limbed. Titans, Cyclopes … Continue reading Cyclopes in Greek mythology