View Full Version : Slavic Reconstructionists?

October 16th, 2004, 12:31 PM
Slavic Reconstructionists seem terribly rare. We exist, don't we? Please reply if you're a Slavic Recon, are influenced or incorporate anything in your religion that is Slavic, or at all curious about it.

I'm Polish myself and interested in following the religion of my ancestors, that is, the one that existed before Poland became so overwhelmingly Catholic. The problem is, I haven't found too many resources on Polish paganism, and believe me, I have searched, for both Polish and English sources, and have come up with sparse, incomplete, and often conflicting information. Does any one have any book or website reccomendations?

Links (In no particular order)
http://vinland.org/heathen/pagancee/ (General info/history on Neopaganism in Central-Eastern Europe)
http://web.raex.com/%7Eobsidian/SlavPan.html (General)
http://hometown.aol.com/hpsofsnert/ (General/Russian)
http://slavjanstvo.org/en/ (General)
http://www.kresy.co.uk/pol_paganizm.html (Polish)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavic_mythology (General)
http://free.bol.bg/slavpagan/home.html (General/Bulgarian)
http://hippywitch.net/slavic/ (General)
http://okana.org/ (Polish)

Edit: Added stuff. Yay link list.

October 16th, 2004, 02:38 PM
Yes! You have no idea! I have searched everywhere for sources on Slavic Paganism and haven't gotten anywhere.

Now, to be honet, I'm not a Slavic Recon. I AM very interested in the path, however, and am always interested in what others have to say. I even follow a Russian/Polish solar deity, Iarilo, as my Patron God.

It's good to meet someone with similar interests, for once! Welcome to MW.

October 16th, 2004, 03:50 PM
Here are 2 sites I know of.
If you google, slavic pagan religion, you will find a lot of info.

Link (http://web.raex.com/%7Eobsidian/SlavPan.html)

Link (http://www.okana.org/page.html)

October 17th, 2004, 11:05 AM
Now, to be honet, I'm not a Slavic Recon. I AM very interested in the path, however, and am always interested in what others have to say. I even follow a Russian/Polish solar deity, Iarilo, as my Patron God.
I'm not technically a recon either, but that's mostly because there's not enough stuff to go by.

Even though a google search brings up tons of pages, a lot of it is the same stuff over and over. :/

Romani Vixen
October 18th, 2004, 09:45 PM
I've had some interest in Slavic Shamanism, and I'm learning russian currently. I'm going to check out these links! :D

Romani Vixen
October 18th, 2004, 10:14 PM
after looking through the links.. .I'm starting to think that someone needs to teach a class in the CoT on this!!!! :D

October 19th, 2004, 01:09 AM
I had a friend years ago that was into some of the Slavic folk stuff, primarily Russian but it was very kitchen-witchy. I never had a chance to get much into it with her since I was only in her company a couple of times over a year.

I would be facinated at some of their stuff if I had time to research it... But the folks I have come across in the last few years from Ukraine and Russia that are new to the USA all have interesting folk traditions surrounding getting readings and such.

This leads me to believe there is a strong folk undercurrent in their general culture around magic. Would prove interesting but I have too much in my reasearch pile to even start, but I'll watch this thread carefully.

October 23rd, 2004, 12:55 AM
I'm part Polish too, and have really wanted to learn more about the Slavic Trad.s but like you said, everytime I do a search its the same things over and over or alot of it is just bits and pieces. Another thing I noticed(I don't remember what site I was on when I saw this) is that alot of the deities seem really bad..I mean I was reading stories about how mean and hateful they were..When I first started studying paganism one of my first thoughts was 'look for Polish trad.s cuz that could bring me closer to my ancestors' but when I read those stories I got a little freaked out lol I still try to find info on it but yeah..nothing new or helpful really. But yeah..If anyone does find anything please post it!

November 25th, 2004, 10:14 PM
*Digs up thread* While I was reading and searching around some Polish sites, I dug up a few things English speakers could use and I decided to post them here.

This site here is pretty basic but it could have a few bits of info you didn't know before or something.


And if you don't mind running some things through a translator, this has a nice calendar with corresponding colors, symbols, and animals for the months of the year.


And then if you click "Galeria" on this website, you'll get images of various things... holiday celabrations, statues of gods, and other things...


Then this site has a small gallery of paintings (the stuff in the first section looks either ill-preserved or just poorly scanned) and then a page (the column on the right is in English!) on ancient Slavic architecture and such, with images.

Art- http://slowianie.republika.pl/malarstwo.htm
Archicture- http://slowianie.republika.pl/drzeworyty.htm

And this page just has some illustrations (B+W) of Slavic mythological creatures and spirits. No English but if you've looked up some of them elsewhere you'll recognize them by name. Not too much help, but it's interesting and I haven't seen any pictures on English sites.