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.

Slavic Creation Myth

- From the top of the egg shell dust-creating the world tree, ash tree, which is rising separated the heavens from the earth and sea. His crown was created Nav, the world of the gods. Svarog and Crnobog or Drognjuš were the force without form, so they created their counterparts, avatars, in which they acted as the counterpart to the world. Svarog is using gold powder from the bottom of the world, fire, that created all life and the world, and created the sun and moon. Lower half of debris from an egg created humans and all other creatures on earth. People have eventually become masters of this world have become wise, cunning, began to cultivate the land, livestock breeding, building their cities and towns, as most other creatures, mythological, and so, gradually suppressed in the rugged and wild lands and people were less encountered.

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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.

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If I were a month, I’d be November
If I were a day of the week, I’d be Wednesday
If I were a planet, I’d be Pluto. (Shut up. I don’t wanna hear it.)
If I were a god/goddess, I’d be Crnobog
If I were a sea animal, I’d be a Nautilus
If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a Overstuffed Leather Club Chair
If I were a gemstone, I’d be an Uncut Sapphire
If I were a flower, I’d be a Wolfsbane
If I were a kind of weather I’d be a Bitter, Overcast and snowless winter morning.
If I were a colour, I’d be Slate Grey
If I were an emotion, I’d be Stoicism
If I were a fruit, I’d be a Pomegranate
If I were a sound, I’d be a Muffled Groan
If I were a place, I’d be a Barren Valley
If I were a taste, I’d be Beef Demi-Glace
If I were a scent, I’d be Fresh Linen
If I were an object, I’d be a Dusty, beaten Lockbox
If I were a body part, I’d be a Patch of elbow-skin
If I were a song, I’d be Misery Is The River of The World by Tom Waits
If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be A thick-soled pair of Jackboots


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