crnobog

CRNOBOG

Or Чернобог as his very name shows, is Slavic black god – god of darkness and winter deity. Slavs believed that cold, famine, poverty, illness originated from this god.

The holiday of Korochun was devoted to him at the winter solstice longest night of the year 21st to 22nd December. Cernobog was respected as all the other gods. He was considered equal to other gods of the pantheon.

In some South Slavic vernaculars, there exists the phrase “do zla boga” meaning to the evil god used as an attribute to express something which is exceedingly negative.

Slavic believed that world was created by Crnobog and Belobog who, through joint effort, brought their creation to perfection. Although during the process of world creation the gods came into conflict, precisely those actions they performed against each other caused the universe to look as it does. Cernobog ruling dark half of the year, opposed by Belobog – the ruler of the sunny half.

Crnobog, or Чернобог as his very name shows, is Slavic black god – god of darkness and winter deity. Slavs believed that cold, famine, poverty, illness originated from this god.

The holiday of Korochun was devoted to him at the winter solstice longest night of the year 21st to 22nd December. Cernobog was respected as all the other gods. He was considered equal to other gods of the pantheon.

In some South Slavic vernaculars, there exists the phrase “do zla boga” meaning to the evil god used as an attribute to express something which is exceedingly negative.

Slavic believed that world was created by Crnobog and Belobog who, through joint effort, brought their creation to perfection. Although during the process of world creation the gods came into conflict, precisely those actions they performed against each other caused the universe to look as it does. Cernobog ruling dark half of the year, opposed by Belobog – the ruler of the sunny half.

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Traditional Slavic deities: Chernobog

Chernobog (Crnobog) was, as his name itself says, a black god of the Slavs. He was a god of the night, chaos and evil. Slavs believed that all evil came from him. They believed it was his purpose to create misery. What’s really interesting is that, despite all, he was still respected, because Slavs believed that everything negative was also necessary in the world. They believed that both good and bad came from the gods, and everything that was of the gods was to be respected. People understand the concept of Chernobog in different ways, but one thing is certain - the dualism, the Good and Evil, never existed in pagan belief systems. It was only introduced through Christianity, and that is something to be remembered.